Hello, My ducks are completely free range. I have one pair of saxony ducks (male female). The female finally hatched 3 eggs. I now have the three ducklings (not sure of the genders as i am inexperienced and do not know how to tell until they have all their colors or by their voice). I’d say my ducklings are now approximately 6 weeks old and are getting their color. Up until recently my drake didn’t pay them much attention other then a couple pecks on their back here and there while eating. But now he has one duckling he keeps separated out and will go way out of his way to chase the duckling and bite!! That poor little peep is just honking and running as fast as it possibly can. The drake does this a lot and sometimes i feel he won’t let up. Once the ducking joins with it’s siblings he sometimes lets up. The hen will not protect the ducklings at all. Can someone explain this behavior? Is he simply establishing a pecking order and maybe that one duckling is the only male? This duckling did have a change in voice and now does sound different than the other two. Or is it possible he is trying to kill this duckling? Please help, my heart is breaking for that little peep!