Ducks 101

Always wanted ducks, a pet duck, an imprinted duck but aren’t sure what’s involved? We hope we can help. We have had pet ducks for many years, including imprinted ducks and have learned a thing or two along the way. So we hope we can answer some of your questions in our Ducks 101.

Ducks need grit to aid in digesting at PumpjackPiddlewick

Did you know ducks need dirt, or 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.Read More →

covered in feathres here at PumpjackPiddlewick

My life is currently covered in feathers. On a normal day, feathers are lovely floaty and in fact amazingly designed things. This week they are the harbinger of evil. Okay, maybe not that dire. Well, for sure not that dire, but they can be a bloody nuisance! End of summerRead More →

Maggie pet duck's brood is broken at PumpjackPiddlewick

Maggie, our matriarchal pet duck, has decided in her infinite hormonal wisdom to have a third nest this year. Not good. Besides not wishing to have more ducklings this year, not to mention Maggie being a terrible mum, it is also putting a strain on her ageing body. So weRead More →

Teenage ducklings voice changes at Pumpjack Piddlewick

Did you know that like teenage boys, tweenie ducklings voices change too? At 5 weeks old teenage ducklings little peep peeps start to alter and we begin to be able to tell the boys from the girls. Boys change first, and their sound starts to become raspier, quieter (sort of).Read More →