Hi all, would love to get advice from you all. I handraised 1 Pekin drake and 1 Muscovy duck. When they were about 2-3 months old, I got a Silkie chicken. The 2 ducks got along well with the chicken, so all was fine. When I found out my Pekin drake was a male at about 4 month old, I thought I would need to increase the male:female ratio a little bit more, so I got 2 female ducklings. However, from day 1, the Pekin drake hated them and would take every opportunity to attack them. We separated them with a wire fence, hoping that will help the drake to gradually accept them but it never work. I thought since it was the start of Spring, breeding season got my Pekin drake all hormonal crazy and so that's why he was so aggressive. Anyway how, the ducklings were terrified of him and even when they were about 4 months old, he still attacked them at least twice a day. Thank goodness the ducklings were faster than him and escaped from him most of the time. Anyway, we could tell the ducklings were distressed so I gave them away to a very good home. Now, the Pekin drake and Muscovy duck are currently about 10 months old. I received a call to take in this neglected 18 month old Muscovy duck who had lived in a confined area and no duck company at all for months. I thought since now it's the middle of Summer, the Pekin drake's hormonal craziness should die down abit, and this duck is an adult one, so it should be all good. However, I was wrong. The Pekin drake kept attacking the newcomer and the newcomer was also very visibly distressed. What he did initially was to mount and mate with her. Then subsequently, he charged at her and then mounted her but he DID not mate with her. He just merely stepped on her and then kept plucking her feathers at her neck area and peck at her eyes and head. It happened many times. I didn't want to interfere but after a while it was too much to bear, so I separated the Pekin drake from the rest of the flock. He can now see but not touch them. What would be your advice? My Muscovy duck is the boss of the flock. The chicken and her accepted the newcomer very readily. Why would the Pekin drake do that since he is not the leader? We think he simply hates the idea of any ducks getting near to his beloved mate. Is there any way we can get him to accept the new duck? It is just very weird duck behaviour and we can't fathom why he would attack all the female ducks that we have introduced to him so far. Thank you!