So I've been wondering at what age can you have larger ducklings be near a drake? I only have the one drake for that fenced area. The drake doesn't seem aggressive. The ducklings are almost 4 weeks old. I'd avoided putting them out because it was 100 degrees almost every day. Plus, I wasn't sure if they could be near the drake. But I hate having them out where they stink up a basement pen. Its a good pen but still duck waste smells wow bad you know. I also want to get them acclimated to the heat.