As some of you will know, we have Muscovy Ducks.... Now we managed to acquire a mating couple about 3 months ago, and the hen had chicks that were around a month old. We didnt take the chicks, couldnt afford them. Anyway, the hen was getting a LOT of attention from the drake, possibly 6 or 7 times a day, so we boughta couple more hens to kind of even the balance. I was told that the new hens were from last year's batch but on reflection they were quite small and we think they may have been younger than we were told - you live n learn hey... They all got on well together at first (of sorts), and they've been together for a couple of months However, recently I've noticed that the two new girls seem to be getting pushed around not just by the male, but also by his original partner, which may be natural. Normally they all hang around til its pitch black and I have to shoo them into their house (must upload pics as I'm quite proud of my handywork), but what IS strange is that around dusk the male goes into the house, los his original girlie in and then when the two newer girls try to go in he physically forces them out with much peeping and squeaking on the girls' part... This seems to happen with feeding but I assumed it was the male dominance thing, but then even when its pitch black now there still seems to be some squabbling when the younger hens go into the house... Any thoughts?? Is this normal? Just a bit of change in pace? Do I need to seperate? What else can I tell you... Male and original girlie are both moulting; we havent had any eggs for about 2 weeks, which I guessed as the change in seasons; similarly his amorous advances have stopped, but again I understand this to be seasonal... Any thoughts?