Hello I've been reading these forums for about a year now and decided to finally join. We started out with 4 pekin ducks last year (3 females, 1 male). We lost one female several months ago to a neighborhood dog (we no longer let them free range unattended). A few weeks ago, we lost another female to an unknown illness. Now, with just 1 female and 1 male, we have a couple of issues. First, my husband bought me an incubator to try and get our flock back up. The very same day we got around to putting eggs in the incubator for our first try, our last female decided to become broody! Okay, so that's not really an 'issue', we are excited to see what happens. Our real issue is that now that there is only one female left, I noticed today that she has a bald spot on her neck that is a bit raw from the male trying to mate. Is it time to separate the 2? Do I need to separate indefinitely or just for certain amounts of times?