I started out with six hens and two drakes. A fox took one of my hens off the shore of the pond Sunday. And Bessie, who hatched in late May and used to quack, is now pretty sure she's a drake - boy voice, but no tail curl. Whatever s/he ends up being, s/he is ACTING drakey - which leaves me now, for flock dynamics purposes, with three "men" and four hens. Bessie and my blue drake are chasing around poor Bert, who really IS a drake, voice, tail and all. They're driving him away any time he gets close to the flock, or if he comes out of the shelter in the pen. Anyone in New England got a couple spare Ancona hens? I can't decide to rehome someone until I see either a penis or an egg come out of Bessie And I'd prefer not to shrink my flock anymore, I don't want to lose Bert. So my theory is that a couple hens would make everyone happier (hopefully not the fox - we are taking preventative measures against him..) thanks folks!