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

Understanding Duck boundaries at PumpjackPiddlewick

If you have ever flown, you may realise that from above all looks different. And this is true for ducks as well. If you have pet ducks, and you don’t clip their wings, they could fly away simply because they don’t recognise the familiar from above. Or… you can tryContinue Reading

flocking with our pet duck at PumpjackPiddlewick

It is a natural instinct in a duck to flock. And by flocking, I mean wanting, nay needing, to be with others. To be part of a crowd. Safety in numbers and all that. And as ducks are essentially prey, the flock instinct is exceptionally strong. A Flock of DucksContinue Reading

Summer night thunderstorms at PumpjackPiddlewick

Last night was a late night (11pm!), and one of those happy moments to treasure. It was hot, too hot. That hot summer night you get before a thunderstorm, with the odd quiet flash of lightening to punctuate the dark. The windows were flung open and at last the coolerContinue Reading

We get asked a lot whether ducks mate for life. Let's delve into the topic at PumpjackPiddlewick

I get asked a lot ~ ‘Do ducks mate for life?’ The answer is Yes. And, no. Like most things in life, it’s not a straight forward answer. It depends on the breed of duck, the circumstances of birth, are they wild or tame, and the whole nurture nature argument.Continue Reading