I'm getting ready to build a new setup for my muscovies, so I thought I'd ask for suggestions from other muscovy owners. Here's my situation. I have 2 pens, a chocolate pen and a lavender pen. I keep them separate. Two separate duckhouses and 2 separate pens. I want to continue to keep them separate, for breeding purposes. I know that those colors can breed together, but I have a specific program in mind, and I want to keep the drakes exclusive to the ducks that I have them with. I have a few problems with my current setup. In the chocolate pen, the females don't get along so well when they are brooding. In fact, it can get downright ugly! So I'm wondering how you guys deal with that issue. Do you separate the females when they are brooding? The problem in the lavender pen has just cropped up. The drake recently decided to become a psycho sex maniac. For no good reason, because his poor Lily won't be laying any eggs until spring. He is harassing her endlessly, to the point that she spends her days sitting on top of the fence. She's the sweetest, most docile bird ever, and I'm feeling very sorry for her. I hate locking her in the duckhouse with him at night. But obviously, I would hate it even worse if I left her outside and a predator got her. Has anyone else ever dealt with this problem? How did you solve it? My thought is to make a high roost for her in the pen for daytime, and possibly some sort of a nighttime division in the coop. Maybe a wired off area with a door that I can close her into. So he can't "bother" her at night. The other issue hasn't actually become a problem yet, but I imagine that it will next year. What do you do with the drakes when the ducks are brooding? Do you have a separate area for the drakes? Do you only keep them with the ducks when you need them for breeding? Do I need a bunch of broody pens? (ARG!) Worse yet, am I the only one who has these issues? LOL Okay, I got a bit long-winded, so I'll sum up my questions here. 1) How do you deal with multiple brooding females? 2) How do you deal with the drakes in general? a) when they want to breed, but the females aren't receptive, and b) when the females are brooding. All suggestions are welcome!