Maggie pet duck

Maggie is our Pet Duck. What’s it like to have a pet duck? Like a dog with feathers. A dog that can fly. But other wise rules the household, is always hungry, likes to cuddle up and has her own cushion that she doesn’t want any one else sleeping on. (That means you cat!)

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. It’s one of thoseRead More →

Ducks and imprinting information at PumpjackPiddlewick

Imprinting. It’s what ducks do. Normally, they imprint on another duck. But not always. In our world of ducks (and other animals) we have only had one, Maggie, imprinting on a ‘non-duck’, e.g. me, Piddlewick. It is not something we would generally choose, through experience, but sometimes needs must. ButRead More →

Dealing with brooding ducks and timings 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 orRead More →

making hay fit in our stable duck bedroom at PumpjackPiddlewick

As it is raining, it’s a good day to muse on making hay. And straw. Except making straw doesn’t have the same ring to it. Or the same connotation. And so now I am curious. Not just about hay, but phraseology. ‘Making hay while the sun shines’ is a proverbRead More →