Courses by The Duck Dabbler


Tanya Olver has been successfully hatching and rearing ducks on a weekly basis since 2006 from her ‘Terras’ duck breeding flocks. 

During this time she has built up a wealth of knowledge that is often called upon by other poultry enthusiasts and is now recognised as a reliable and trusted source of information .

Eggs ready for setting

Starting spring 2019 Tanya will be offering to share that knowledge with other poultry keepers by running a course detailing the journey of the egg from being laid through to care of the day old. 

**Although the course is designed around ducks it will be equally beneficial to chicken keepers as many of the principals are the same.

Eggs in incubator

This will be a hands on course involving egg collecting, candling and handling ducklings.


No previous experience is necessary and a print out of all the aspects covered will be available to take home at the end. 


Course program:

Flock health.

Collection and treatment of eggs.

Egg storage.

Incubator set up.

Egg setting and monitoring.

Candling and interpreting results.

Incubator troubleshooting.


Care of day olds.

Sourcing equipment.

Q and A.

Advice on set up.

Day old duckling


Venue: Terras Farm, Grampound Road, Truro. TR2 4EX

Arrive: 9.30am

Duration: 3 1/2 hours approximately 

Course fee: £75.00

Provided: overshoes,  course material

If you are interested in attending please use the contact details below and Tanya will do her best to accommodate you. 

07971612013 or email

  Once booked you will receive an email with directions and other necessary information closer to your course date.