I got given a Pekin duck (about 3 mths old) a few weeks ago. The owner claimed to not know the sex. Originally my thought was that if it turned out to be a male, we would kill and eat it (it is in the pen with my chickens). Turns out it is a male (after reading on here, listening to the sounds it makes, and the fact that its tail feathers have now curled, I am 100% certain). So I have a few options. 1. Build a new pen for the duck, possibly find it a female mate. The problems I see with this is cost (I'm a single mum and buying materials to build pens/feed ducks is expensive in Australia!), mess, and trying to keep up with having a clean water source for them to swim in when we are in drought and have water restrictions. But the upside would be being able to keep the duck, and possibly having baby ducks! The other thing to take into account is that I know nothing (absolutely nothing!) about keeping/raising ducks. 2. Let my dad kill him, mum pluck him, and let them have roast duck for Christmas lunch. Part of me baulks at this, even though it was originally my idea, part of me thinks it is a part of life, and I need to get over it. Suprisingly, my kids (4 and 6) are wanting this option. Cons for this is the mess, and having to kill it. 3. Try and find him a new home. I think this will be hard, because the previous owner struggled to find a new home for him, and most people don't seem to want drakes. At the moment he is still with the chickens, he is currently on the bottom of the pecking order, but I am fairly sure this will change as he gets older. So, what would you do?