Our muscovies have grown so fast! Hatched out 10 ducklings this spring and they are already adult size. There are 6 drakes and 4 hens. There is one male who was always nibbling (named him Nibs) on my hands and very friendly. They are all tame and love to eat bread from our hands. But oh how Nibs has changed. He is starting to attack me. Yesterday it was quite cool and I had a sweater on. He attacked my legs then grabbed hold of my sweater with his mouth. He got his toenails in my sweater and climbed up my back so quick I was totally "took" by surprise! He had his bill filled with my hair and sweater just hissing and biting. I was able to reach around and grab him which just really peed him off. He kept on trying to attack. I tried to put my hands on his back to hold him down but it didn't seem to damping his "hormonal" drive (which I am assuming was why he has started this). Now I know why the little hens are avoiding being penned at night with the males. The hens are starting to fly up and spending the night in a large white pine tree now. Which I would rather they not because of predators. Any advice on how to curb Nibs aggressive behavior towards me? Of course my husband just laughs when he sees Nibs going after me. Nibs does not attack him so it is all funny he thinks. Except when we came in later and I had two places where I was bleeding from his nails. This morning he tried again and Hoss one of our free range peacocks was nearby and jumped him and pecked the heck out of him. Nibs walked slowly away hissing at both of us. Any ideas? Maybe I should try to find homes for a few of the males?