These are my first ducks, they are about 5 months old now. I always thought the drakes ruled the roost and were the protectors. The other day I got 3 new ducks and one drake. I had them in a pen attached to the main pen for a couple of days. When I let them out, they came out fighting. My 2 drakes ran and hid and left my 3 girls to fend for themselves. It was awful, 3 of the new ones would be on one of my girls, but my 2 runners are little warriors, they never backed down and gave as good as they got. Needless to say, I didn't let this go on for more than a couple of minutes. I pulled the drake out, and without their man to back them up, the 3 new ducks stopped attacking. My girls got their last licks in and put them in their place and all has been peaceful since. I found a new home for the drake.......I didn't really want another drake, but he was so pretty, I wanted to give him a try. Anyways.........are my drakes wimpy, or is it normal for the girls to do all the fighting? My one runner is definitely the queen of the pack. I thought it was funny too.......after all the fighting, my Zoodie decided she wanted a little "action" from one of my wimpy drakes. I don't know why she would want anything to do with him, after he ran out on her, but I guess the fighting either stimulated her, or she was just showing the new girls he was hers!