Ducks and chickens

Ducks and Chickens were a game changer for us. They taught us to get up early, to understand the quack language and that they all (especially chickens) like a good cuddle.

Duck flock inbreeding discussion, issues and truths at PumpjackPiddlewick

Something I have never seen talked about when it comes to pet ducks, flocks and owners is duck flock inbreeding. So here is my big opportunity. It is actually a very real thing to consider if you choose to have a male/female mix in your flock. Ducks are like rabbits.Read More →

Let’s face it, having a pet duck is not common. And I get asked A LOT about how messy ducks are. Consequently I spend quite a bit of time talking about diapering a duck. Yes, there is such a thing as duck (and chicken) diapers. One of my favourite andRead More →

Are duck instincts nature or nurture or both at PumpjackPiddlewick

When is a duck not like a duck? When it is an imprinted duck. A duck that imprints on, say, a human loses some duck instincts. And the other ducks are quick to notice. We saw this first with Maggie. She was introduced to rabbits, that we were looking after,Read More →

Enjoying my happy space in Cafe du Canard at PumpjackPiddlewick

Everyone should have a Cafe du Canard in their life. A place they can go to reflect, think or simply be. I was recently watching a favourite YouTuber of mine, Justine Leconte. She had posted a video about ‘5 ways to find motivation and inspiration‘, even in tough times. AsRead More →