OK, after our mystery predator came and killed our 5 other ducks, (3 females, 2 drakes) we are left with only two Pekins, a male and a female. Initially, I planned on eating all the male ducks, and keeping the females to lay eggs. Well, now I have just these two, who are 5 months old next week, coming into winter. I no longer have the heart to eat the male (He's seen some stuff man!) and had never planned on eating the female and thus made her into a bit of a pet. Plus, I know I cant keep just ONE duck or they will be lonely...but I read that I need more than one female to occupy Mr Lustful or he might love her to death...I think I read 7 females to each drake? Is that right? Meanwhile, winter is coming, the drake is appearing to be amorous already...what should I do? I was not prepared for this situation. We would like to raise Pekins, now that we have tried them out, but I wouldnt want ducklings until spring, and that was when we had initially thought we would bring in some new Pekins. Is there a practical solution I am not seeing here?