Best hatcheries

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by animalwild, Feb 3, 2017.

  1. animalwild

    animalwild Chirping

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    I want to get some ducks and chickens but not be an insane amount and have to order a bunch. I have looked at Murray McMurray hatchery, but decided not to order from them. Wondering what hatcheries you guys recommend. Also best duck breeds and suggestions on a duck pond. Any info is greatly appreciated!
     

  2. The Duck Ladie

    The Duck Ladie Duck Addict

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  3. mlh328

    mlh328 In the Brooder

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    I ordered mine from here:

    http://www.metzerfarms.com/index.cfm
    I ordered 3 of the day old Cayuga's and they all arrived happy and healthy to Montana in just 2 days. The company was really easy to work with. Lots of breeds of ducks but I think only two breeds of chickens.
     
  4. learycow

    learycow Crowing

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    Depending on what you are looking for, you can always order from a breeder too rather than a hatchery.

    I breed anconas, calls, and muscovy as well as turken chickens and silkie/sizzle/showgirls. I ship to most US states as well
     

  5. GoldenFlight

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  7. If in western Canada? ....Rochester Hatchery in Westlock Alberta is fantastic and if looking for Ducks? Duckopolis in Darwell Alberta is great too.....Not sure if they ship though?


    Cheers!
     

  8. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

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    I have ordered from Meyer Hatchery in Polk, Ohio because they are within 4-5 hours from me. That way I can get my chicks within 1 day of shipping and they are less stressed. I would recommend getting chicks from a nearby hatchery if possible. Both of my shipments were healthy. They do a lot of the shipping of chicks for My Pet Chicken, but are less expensive without the "middle man." Small shipments may cost as much as ordering 25 chicks though, because of the extra heat packs and packing. https://www.meyerhatchery.com/get_subcat.a5w?cat=1020
     

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