Advice for shipping full-grown ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by MrsFarmerJen, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. MrsFarmerJen

    MrsFarmerJen Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all - I'm wondering if anyone has any advice for shipping ducks. I am going to be posting 4 Welsh Harlequin drakes (2 silver, 2 gold from Holderread) for sale and am debating whether just to have them available for local pickup or if shipping them is ok. I've shipped full grown chickens before, but never ducks. Thanks!
     
  2. featherfinder

    featherfinder Runner Lover

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    Ducks i think is the same as chickens but it costs more because they are heavier. I would just put them up locally and see if people want them there first.
     
  3. MrsFarmerJen

    MrsFarmerJen Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, featherfinder. That's the direction I was leaning. Appreciate the reply!
     
  4. Aria

    Aria Overrun With Chickens

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    We shipped Call Ducks. Two in a special shipping box we purchased. We had a price for the Duck and then the person that wanted them paid for the box and the shipping.

    Ours went by Air. Regards, Aria
     
  5. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    Some states require you to be NPIP. Might wanna check in on that...
     
  6. MrsFarmerJen

    MrsFarmerJen Out Of The Brooder

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    I think I'll end up going local for now but in the event I do consider shipping, what's best to put in the shipping box with them? For shipping chickens, I put high apples, grapes and some melon cubes...

    Thanks.
     
  7. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    The same kinds of things for ducks. Lettuce, tomatoes, melon, chopped grapes.
     

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