So, My precious Bubbles Who wasn't even a year passed away Christmas Night. He was the best duck a young owner could have. I was naive, and fell asleep on the couch late that night and didn't close the hutch door to put him away. He goes in his coop at night with my female mallard, but he does live in a big fenced in backyard. He died fooling the predator (which we think was a hawk or owl) away from the coop, where my mallard Scrubbles was laying on some eggs. After his death, about two weeks later still way too cold for ducklings 8 babies hatched. 2 disappeared while I was visiting my grandparents, and 1 died of natural causes. So I have 5 left. My miracle babies, I will upload pictures when I can. So anyhow, My 5 babies, are extremely messy! && adorable. It's been about 2 months since they've hatched so they're getting bigger, and I have been debating to get another male drake. Could this cause harm to my babies? Or would my female not approve till they're older? I'm really debating it. I hope you can answer my question. Thanks.