In lieu of the loss of my female Rouen a couple of weeks ago, I purchased two 1-day-old female hatchling Rouens which arrived this Wednesday...I don't want my Drake to be without companions since I work during the day. Since it's still sunny and warm out, I like to get the little fur balls out in the sun for brief periods, maybe a few minutes per day. My chickens (they are ISA brown hens) and my Rouen drake free-range within my 2-acre property. The hens leave the ducklings alone, but are clearly curious with them. My Drake (Charley) makes a b-line for the ducklings whenever they are out, so I have to keep them confined, as it's obvious that Charley likes to nip at them would have them for a snack otherwise. I literally have to pull him away from the ducklings to stop him from doing any damage. I figured it would add some benefit to at least let Charley see the ducklings and keep him at bay (so he can observe me being protective of them) so that he gets the point (he's fairly intelligent...he no longer goes after my kids because I've "mounted" him when he does, which has made him more submissive with my 3 young kids). Photos below (taken today)... At what age will it be safe to introduce the female Rouens an adult Drake? Charley was hatched back in April so he's roughly 5 months old. Will it be safe to let them intermingle with Charley when they're fully feathered in a couple of months?