I have 4 call drakes that are a little over a year old. I didn't plan on having 4. Last summer I bought 3 and thought I had 3 females so I purchased a male. Well, now I have 4 drakes. Ugh. Up until the last week, they have been very close with each other. They lived with the rest of my duck clan of various breeds with almost no problem. The only problem I had with them is not wanting to bathe. So last weekend I put them in with the chickens thinking that maybe it was because they didn't want to get in the ponds with the bigger ducks there. Sure enough they began using the kiddie pool! They have always been close. They eat and sit in the sun or sleep in a bunch. They have never fought or wanted to be apart..until a few days ago. Now all of a sudden two of them are constantly chasing another one, pulling on his neck and twisting him around. Now he's acting scared of them and he'll hide behind the kiddie pool. At night when the other ducks are going into their coop, he'll stand at the fence that separates the ducks and the chickens and act like he wants to go in with them. Today when I went out there I didn't see Willie anywhere and I panicked. He had dug a whole WAY underneath the duck coop and it was almost impossible to get him out. I did, but he immediately ran to hide on the other side of the kiddie pool. Anyone have any ideas why the sudden change? The 4 of them were always so close, always quacking loud if I take one away to give them a bath (before I put them on the chicken's side when they wouldn't get in the pool) and doing everything together. Now two of them are chasing one? I don't get it. The 4th just stands there and watches. HELP!