Baby ducks? :)

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by AustinM741, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. AustinM741

    AustinM741 Out Of The Brooder

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    Can any of you tell me where I can order baby ducks? Like a really reliable place..i dont want any dead babies.
    Thanks. [​IMG]
     
  2. Eroc1_1

    Eroc1_1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The one that I would reccomend is Metzer Farms in CA.
     
  3. AustinM741

    AustinM741 Out Of The Brooder

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    Im in NC, are they good at shipping them long distances without fatalities?
    Thanks. [​IMG]
     
  4. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered 3 ducklings from Metzer's last August. I'm in southern AL. Had no issues with them arriving.
     
  5. Eroc1_1

    Eroc1_1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:From what I know and understand they ship them with care and have good customer service.
     
  6. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    The dead ducklings tend to be a problem caused by the post office, so any hatchery can have a problem with shipping. The hatcheries can't control what the post office does and apparently, the post office has no control over what their employees do.

    If you are having hot weather, you might want to wait until next spring. Hot temperatures are really hard on shipped babies.

    Have you tried looking on Craigslist and in the local feed stores for ducklings that you don't have to have shipped to you?

    I've had shipped ducklings from Ideal and from Holderread this year and both shipments arrived in excellent shape. However, it was not hot out and the ducklings did not have to ride enclosed in the back of a metal box truck in the blazing sun.
     
  7. gofasterstripe

    gofasterstripe Chillin' With My Peeps

    How many are you looking at getting. It might be cheaper to get them on Craigs list.
     
  8. AustinM741

    AustinM741 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ive looked everywhere on craigskist, and all I find are mallards. I think im gonna order about six ir seven..
     
  9. dorkette

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    Keep in mind some hatcheries have a min. amount of ducklings you can order. Best thing to do is google duck hatcheries and research. I've never order ducklings online but research is the best, might even find one close to you.
     
  10. aineheartsyou

    aineheartsyou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would go with Metzer's and order at least 10. you can always sell off extras on craigslist [​IMG]
     

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