I have a BIG mallard named Bill (pun) who has gotten more, well... 'Aggressive' with my chickens since I put my little ones out in the coop. The birds can see each other, but not interact. Duckling was born mid-April and I do not know the gender yet. Also, at what age would a female mallard be able to have lil' ones? I am pretty sure that it is sooner than it would lay infertile eggs.