about a year ago i got a mallard ducking (female 'tyler'). she started laying 2-3 months ago and today my grandmother brought me 2 new ducklings (blue swede 'michael & scooter'). I was a bit concerned at first about this surprise adoption, but i thought maybe it would work out. When i first put them together, of course these was some curiousity, but they took right to eachother which was surprising. I seperated them for an hour or so to get some things done. then i brought them inside for a bath, all of them, tyler was irritating them a bit poking at them with her beak. the same way she has to every other animal she likes/gets along with. but since they are so little, and follow her continuously, I'm worried she might hurt them. Is there anything i can do to try and stop this beavior other than pop her with a fly swatter? I'd love to see them get along and play together, but not at the risk of her hurting either of them.