Hello BYC, My blessing Ducks are my four Runners. I had really wanted a couple of these ducks but decided we couldn't afford them & the female Pekin that I needed to get for Duck-Ducks..well,the shipper made a mistake and shipped me two male/female pair of runners (Chocolate & Blue). And..They let me keep them at no charge! I couldn't believe it! So, God blessed me with my runners! So thankful! So, you can imagine my horror when I went out the other morning and one Blue Runner had two bloody eyes, the feathers were missing from the head and it wasn't eating or drinking, would attempt to but would stop short. I caught it-too easily-put it in a safe place from the other Ducks and chickens. My head was swimming I couldn't think 'what could've happen'?? What could cause bloody eye sockets besides getting punched in the face, in this case pecked? Strain! Oh no..the missing feathers on the back of her head..yes I just said HER! Then I knew my mistake-sort of! I felt/feel horrible! Duck had THREE PEKIN females to choose from! But sure enough I brought her out and stood out there to watch and it took a little while but he started chasing after her! So, I removed him from the equation..no worries I didn't cull him! I just took him out of the pasture. He is sad, sits next to the fence following them around the run, but she is better, her eyes are healed, she is eating and drinking and seems happy. But..I have no idea what to do. Am I going to have to rehome Duck? Can I put the three Pekin with him and leave the four Runners in the pasture? How old do Female ducks need to be, to be around male ducks?? Or do I still have too many male ducks? What do you all think?