Greetings! It has been awhile since I frequented this forum but I'm back seeking the wise advise I know is found here. I currently have a flock of Muscovy ducks (one drake and 6 hens) and 3 "bachelor" drakes (1 5 month old Pekin and 2 5 month old Blue Swedish). I know I need to deal with the excessive number of drakes for one thing but that is part of the decision making process I'm in at the moment... I love the Muscovies but they are not egg production birds. The meat is good but I have trouble (physically, not emotionally) dispatching them. I want to "gear up" to a production flock of ducks -- with eggs being the main focus but also meat (hopefully with ducks that are easier to dispatch than the Muscovies). I'm considering the following ducks as options: Pekin Khaki Campbells Blue Swedish I'm also considering adding a few "weeder" geese...Cotton Patch or some such...are there ducks that do better in a mixed flock that includes geese? Another question= if I have several breeds and a drake per breed, am I going to have fighting between the drakes? or does that only happen within each breed? (do drakes consider drakes of other breeds a threat or no?) Do folks with multiple breeds mix the birds or keep the flocks separate?