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.

a murder of crows - predator or protector of ducks | PumpjackPiddlewick

We have a murder of crows. Yes, a flock of crows is actually called a murder (etymology link). They live in a big tree at the bottom of our garden. Well, actually they live or fly between a triangular series of trees encompassing our house and barn, but mostly theyRead More →

A soap opera duck drama at PumpjackPiddlewick

With the advent of spring always comes the inevitable duck drama. Hormones, testosterone, mating, nesting, and various predators coming out of hibernation. All combine to make you feel like you live in an overwrought soap opera at times. Yesterday dawned, literally, as normal. I got my coffee ready and tookRead More →

Dealing with Duck Difficulties at PumpjackPiddlewick

This morning when I let the ducks out I could see we had duck difficulties. As we enter spring and mating to brooding season our little flock start to pair off. Never, of course, in a simple or easy manner. Nope. Our 9 ducks, 5 males / 4 females, insteadRead More →

Do ducks grieve? We look at how at PumpjackPiddlewick

I was watching a recent video from one of my favourite YouTube channels ‘Gold Shaw Farm’. The video topic was ‘Do ducks grieve’? He wasn’t certain, hence the question, but I can tell you one hundred percent – Yes. It made me realise that this is a duck tail topicRead More →