Anyone Expecting Ducklings?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by myfinefeatheredfriends, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. myfinefeatheredfriends

    myfinefeatheredfriends Songster

    Mar 1, 2011
    Wasn't planning on getting anymore chickens or ducks this year since my coop is maxed out, however DH decided to get me an early Valentine's Day gift and bought me a new coop on the condition that he gets a blue Swedish pair! Thinking about ordering some snowy Mallards, crested Mallards and East Indies ducklings from Ideal (prompted by their good reputation). Just wondering if anyone else is expecting ducklings, either by hatching or otherwise?

  2. I am getting some Cayuga girls from Ideal...they are supposed to ship on Wednesday. I will post pics when they get here. It is really cold so I am praying everyone makes the trip ok.
  3. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Crowing

    May 24, 2011
    On, Canada
    How fun, sounds like a fair trade off! Yes, actually i am to finish my flock i finally decided upon two Buff orpingtons.. they won't arrive till late spring however as i prefer more steady temp times to raise ducklings, but that will happen soon enough. Should be fun, i have only ever owned Muscovy but have room for two more ducks so chose to change it up to finalize the flock. Totaling it to 12.
  4. myfinefeatheredfriends

    myfinefeatheredfriends Songster

    Mar 1, 2011
    Does anyone know how much Ideal charges for shipping? Their "fine print" is a little complicated on their website.
  5. I think the only charges are for small order and if air mail will be neccessary. I had a small order so this is my invoice. Hope you can read it and it helps clarify.
  6. jdywntr

    jdywntr Songster

    Oct 31, 2009
    Somerville, AL
    I have a broody muscovy. So I should have some ducklings in 35ish days.
  7. congrats!!

  8. Goin Quackrrs

    Goin Quackrrs Songster

    Feb 11, 2012
    Western Washington
    Just set some Welsh Harlequin eggs tonight.
  9. DeckDuck

    DeckDuck Chirping

    Jan 13, 2013
    That must be the best compromise I have ever heard of! A coop on the condition that he get some ducks?! You have a fantastic husband!

    I'm happy to say that I just ordered some ducklings for Feb. 11 from Metzer Farms. I'll only be getting two, one Buff Orpington and one Blue Swede (both female), but they'll be shipped with special packaging and a heating pad so hopefully they'll be alright.

    I can hardly wait. [​IMG] New chicks (or ducklings, as the case may be) are just the best thing ever. Congratulations to everyone else who's expecting some this spring!
  10. EggsBeesSeeds

    EggsBeesSeeds In the Brooder

    Jan 15, 2013
    I'll be getting some Cayuga ducklings from Holderread Waterfowl Farm this spring. I've never had ducks before (I don't know why, I have a pond on my property and my neighbor has about 30). Holderread seems great, specializing in the conservation of rare breeds. Anyone purchased ducks/ducklings from them before?

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