Is it possible to train a duck? You know, like a dog. We delve into the possibilities here at PumpjackPiddlewick

Is it possible to train a duck? You know, like a dog. Or potentially, even a cat. The answer is – yes. And, no. Let me explain. Types of Ducks I have pet ducks. Louis, my white call duck, was imported into the flock. And a number of years laterContinue Reading

Teenage ducklings are very similar to human teenagers. Except they can fly. Let's delve into the teenage time of ducks at PumpjackPiddlewick

Ducklings grow like a weeds, in other words – fast. And it’s not long before they are teenagers. And like human teenagers, they go through growing pains. Teenage ducklings often mirror their human counterpart. It’s just a speeded up version. (Maybe a good excuse to have ducks?) As with mostContinue Reading

Niacin deficiency in ducks and ducklings happens a lot but can be easily dealt with, but you must recognise the signs. Let's delve here at PumpjackPiddlewick and discover how.

If you keep ducks or geese, whether pets or not, you will come across niacin deficiency. It particularly happens in ducklings/goslings, especially in their first week, but can happen any time, as well in adult ducks. Niacin or vitamin B3 is a necessary vitamin for ducks. Ducklings need it toContinue Reading

How to deal with nesting ducks in the spring at PumpjackPiddlewick

And now we enter the phase of nesting ducks. Somehow it seems appropriate that with Easter comes nesting ducks. I can definitely see why ducks (and chickens) and eggs have become synonymous. Typically winter is all about deciding on mates. This then leads into brooding ducks as winter wanes. NestingContinue Reading

How we deal with brooding ducks at PumpjackPiddlewick

Tis the season, the time for brooding ducks. Now to most, brooding ducks means ducks sitting on nests, all quiet, peaceful and spring tranquil. Well, I am here to tell you… ‘Ha!’ I’ve mentioned before (in duck difficulties), in January here ducks start to pair up. It’s a hit orContinue Reading