The drake has been behaving badly. Periodically during the day he runs to where the brown hen duck and her babies hang out, and attacks her. She flees from him, quacking frantically.
He leaves the ducklings alone, which is good, but, this has got to stop.
Tonight we herded him into the duck house at dusk, and Rachel deftly caught him with a net. We have him locked in a separate little duck house, all by himself. I plan to have him stay there several days. I hope the hen ducks will work things out while the male is on lock down, and that he will have an attitude adjustment while he is in solitary confinement.
I often quip that the only rule here at FairWind's is that everyone has to get along. If a few days in jail are what it takes to make that happen, so be it!