Anybody has experience with idealpoultry.com ?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by WannaBeHillBilly, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. quackiemama

    quackiemama Crowing

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    I ordered my duckies from Murray McMurray and they shipped to western Maryland where we border WV. I hope they are reputable, my runner ducklings were nice and healthy when they arrived. We are considering getting more in the spring. Yes they are completely addictive!!!
     
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  2. WannaBeHillBilly

    WannaBeHillBilly Crossing the Road

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    I would have loved to order from MurrayMcMurray, Meyers, Strombergs, Metzers or any of the other well known hatcheries, but unfortunately they either don't have Magpie Ducks or they have conditions i cannot fulfill.
     
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  3. WannaBeHillBilly

    WannaBeHillBilly Crossing the Road

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    Thank you very much! - At least they ship out birds and it is not a fake web-site.
     
  4. Michael Propst

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    I ordered from Cackle Hatchery last year on the recommendation of a friend who has used them for over 6 years. Completely pleased with this company and their selection is second to none. https://www.cacklehatchery.com/
     
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  5. quackiemama

    quackiemama Crowing

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    well then boo. I hope you find what you are looking for and all is well
     
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  6. 21hens-incharge

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    I wonder if there is a way you could split an order with someone on your states thread.......

    I did that with the Stromberg chicks I got 2 years ago.

    Just jumping outside the proverbial box.
    ;)
     
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  7. learycow

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    thanks Miss Lydia!

    If you don't have your heart set on magpies, I breed top quality anconas in all colors. They are a bit larger than magpies, more calm, lay more eggs, and are an absolute blast to have on any farm or homestead!
     
  8. learycow

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    Oh, and my minimum to ship safely (for warmth) is 6 or 3 if they are older
     
  9. WannaBeHillBilly

    WannaBeHillBilly Crossing the Road

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    I actually have my heart set on the Magpies (and Buffs and Cayugas and …), but like the Ancona Ducks too, but i am a bit worried that they may be overwhelmed with five "bitchy" Indian-Runners? (2 Drakes 3 Girls) I read that the Magpies are more lightweight and more like Runners than Ancona Ducks.
    Anyway, i must wait what my doctor will tell me tomorrow - i had an accident in December, will be on Short Term Disability for a while and thought »i can use that time to raise some ducklings…«. I will PM you tomorrow if that's OK with you?
     
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  10. Magnolia Ducks

    Magnolia Ducks Crowing

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    I buy all my ducks from ideal. They have been great. Last time I picked them up. Of course you can't go back into the facility but the front of the place was very clean,everybody had on clean suits. Ideal is quite a large shipper. I got my first flock from Metzers and to compare the two for me was
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    Bigger ducks grew faster, laid faster. But more leg problems.
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    Smaller ducks, smaller eggs, slower growing, never had a leg issue with an Ideal duck.:fl
    so I would recommend them definitely. I think the big smaller, slower growers were a bit easier to care for. But happy with both. They have the magpies now too. I am placing an order shortly and can't decide mail over pickup...
     
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