Okay, so I was given my babies three weeks ago, Friday, after a friend of mine found them abandoned - and assumed that they were only a day or so old - but as of last night they finally have the starts of a few feather tubes! Anyone have an idea on how old they really are? I'm about 99.9% positive they are Muscovy. Secondly, I have chickens. And we are planning on putting them all together. My hens? No problem! They half ignore the little cuties (unless the ducklings are chasing after them, and they are forced to exercise ) My rooster? Not so much. The three ducklings chase him around the yard and everytime they get close enough, they bite his feet... and they only do it to him! ..I've sectioned off a portion of the chicken's run with wire fencing and built a tiny coop to go in there while they are "adjusting" to one another. Again, the hens couldn't care any less about their presence. My roo; puffs out his chest, sticks out his wings, feathers all stand up, stares and makes awful noises at them. And what's even worse is they have been out of their coop/run for three days because the rain has been so bad here that I moved them back inside - and my roo still stands there like they're in there and he's waiting for them to come out. I was thinking maybe they are all male ducklings? Could this be why he reacts to them this way? Or why the ducklings only bite at him? And last but not least, flooring. In my run I have dirt and grass, of course. I've heard pea gravel is great to use with the ducks, but does anyone have experience with how their chickens care for the difference in flooring? Or is there something that is recommended for a chicken/duck run? They get plenty of time to forage in the evenings when DH or I get home, so that isn't a concern of mine... smell, clean-up, and duckie/chicken foot comfort is though Thanks in advance for any help/info!