We have 7 ducks - 2 male pekin x runners, 3 female pekin x runners and 2 female cayugas. Yesterday when I got home from work and went to put the ducks away, I noticed Cleo, one of our cayuga girls was missing. I found her in the duck pool, completely water logged, half drowned, missing 2/3 of her feathers, with a scraped and bleeding neck and small tears in both of her feet (on of which was bleeding quite a lot). I got her inside and warmed up in front of an infrared sauna, put some antiseptic on her wounds and got her comfortable. She was shaking like a leaf and making little mewing sounds. It was heartbreaking. I cuddled her until she was warm and dry and I've kept her in the bathroom with towels and a big mirror for company. By this morning she was eating and drinking and had stopped making the mewing sounds (and is now growling at me when I open the door, but lets me touch her after that). I now don't know what to do. I assume the boys teamed up and attacked her in the pond. Or it could have been one of the boys. The two boys are father and son. The father (Norris) is usually pretty good with the girls - he'll chase them around, but if they throw him off while he's trying to mate with them, he'll give up. Up until now, the son (Quack) hasn't really tried to mate with the girls much at all. Just recently, I've noticed him doing it and he is relentless. If they try to throw him off, he wont have a bar of it - he just grips their neck tighter and keeps standing on their back while they struggle. The boys have always tolerated each other, theyve only had one very small and short spat, but now they seem to be absolute best buddies. My first thought was to rehome Quack. That would ensure that if they were teaming up, it wouldn't happen again. The thought devastates me, I raised him from an egg, but if it had to be done, I'll do it. BUT, in saying that, the two cayguas (Cleo and Morticia) were introduced ducks and up until it has always been a fairly obvious that Norris has his original girls (the 3 female pekin x runners) and Quack has the two cayugas as his girls. Not specifically in a mating sense, but in a sense of who they hang out with the most. Cleo started hanging out with Norris's crew a bit more over the last few months and I've noticed Norris will often chase Morticia away. She has always been the shyest duck and although she will hang out with the other ducks, he has recently been chasing her away on occasion. So, now I'm worried that if I rehome Quack, Norris will pick on Morticia and run her out of the flock. Even more so at the moment because Cleo is inside. I'm worried that if I bring Morticia inside to be with Cleo so she doesn't get picked on, I'm leaving my three other girls out there with the two boys in the middle of breeding season (it's summer here in Australia). I don't want to rehome any of the girls. What would you do? 1) Rehome Quack 2) Bring Morticia inside with Cleo and hope Norris won't team up with Quack on his girls 3) Bring Morticia inside with Cleo and somehow try to separate Quack from the rest of the flock 4) Try and separate the boys from the rest of the flock until they calm down 5) Get two more female ducks in the hope a higher ratio of girls will help.