Am I the only one with a MEAN Pekin?? I had ducks when I was younger, and the friendliest one was a Pekin, so naturally when we decided to have 2 ducks with our flock, I wanted Pekins. We raised them since they were a day or 2 old...the drake has gotten so nasty and protective of his "mate". In the morning when I go out to let them out and clean buckets, etc, I now carry a rake to shoo him away since all he would do is bite me..HARD. He was just chasing my dogs but now attacks my older, slower guy (a greyhound with no fat on his body). The other issue is that they have absolutely beat the crap out of my hens....one submissive hen is missing so many feathers that she comes inside at night and can't be outside unsupervised free-ranging if the ducks are around. They were essentially raised with the chickens so I don't know why they are so territorial with them.
I have posted in other threads and tried all the "duck" discipline things. I've even considered anything medical to calm him down but there doesn't seem to be anything that works well. My question is- If I want to rehome him and just get another female- should I get another female first, introduce her to them, then take the drake away? I know this sounds awful. Or do I rehome the 2 of them and try again with a different breed? ( Because I do not want Pekins again after this).