Both of the females in my call duck trio were taken by a red tailed hawk this past week. Luckily I have two ducklings from one batch of eggs, a bantam cochin hen sitting on another 5 eggs that will hatch in two weeks and 5 eggs in the incubator that will hatch in three weeks. My poor drake is all alone and I was wondering how old the ducklings should be before they can be housed with him. I know very young ducklings aren't supposed to be around drakes because he might be aggressive towards them, but I hope I don't have to wait until they are fully grown. What do you think? Oh, and my ducks will no longer be free ranging - our drake is currently with our bantam cochins and we installed netting over the top. The hawk also ate one of my chickens although I wish they would have eaten all chickens instead of my calls.