Maggie… the Duck

Maggie is our accidental pet duck. We had no intention or forewarning that we would be the proud parents of a duck, but from the moment we found her abandoned egg and hatched her we had no choice but to learn, love and ride the roller coaster of life with a wee force called Maggie.

Ducks need grit to aid in digesting at PumpjackPiddlewick

Did you know ducks need grit to digest? No, I didn’t know either, until Maggie came into our lives. Maggie’s water bowl used to be cleaned diligently and she, at every opportunity, would try to put dirt, sand, grit, gravel you name it back into the clean water. It becameRead More →

A duck as a pet - what is it like | PumpjackPiddlewick

What nobody tells you when you find yourself with a duck as a pet, is unlike cats, dogs, and even chickens and rabbits, there are almost no instruction manuals, helpful hint videos, or even how to sites (of any use) on how to raise a duck.  So what is itRead More →

Can Ducks be Pets - Duck Tales and FAQs at PumpjackPiddlewick

As part of our duck tales, I posted a picture of our duck Maggie sleeping on Pumpjack’s shoulder on Instagram (@PumpjackPiddlewick). There were lots of likes. And then, a comment to the affect, ‘Ewwww, there is just something wrong with having a duck as a pet’. It got me toRead More →

Margaret Thatcher aka Maggie for President at PumpjackjPiddlewick

We named our pet duck Maggie after Margaret Thatcher. Mainly because she bullied her way into this life, and continues to do so. Nothing stops our Maggie from getting what she wants. Consequently, we think we should run Maggie for president here in France. Well, for anywhere really, but asRead More →