We have a lonely Ancona drake. The female duck we intended to for him to pair with was killed by a dog as a young pullet. He was raised by a broody chicken, and has always flocked with the chickens and slept in their coop at night. Now that spring has sprung, he is aggressively attempting to mate with the chickens. We want to protect them from his pursuits, and find him a more suitable mate to direct his affection towards. We have a yard that is a little over a third of an acre, and intend to build a duck enclosure for them and give them daily access to the yard. I would ideally like to get him a couple of females, but space is an issue (we have 7 chickens as well), and the only adult females for sale in our area seem to be bantams. Can anyone with more duck experience tell me, what would likely happen if I put two bantam females in with him? Can a full sized male and bantam females pair up / mate without problems? Or is it like chickens, where the bantams form a separate flock? Will a large male duck potentially harm the smaller females when mating? Or is it usually fine? Thanks so much for the input!