Best hatcheries

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Camilla Chicken, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. Camilla Chicken

    Camilla Chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I was wondering what are the best duck hatcheries that ship to PA or that are in PA and you can visit.
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    you might try these folks http://www.hoffmanhatchery.com/ and then theres Metzers they are in Ca. but from all I have read are excellent in shuipping waterfowl.
     
  3. Camilla Chicken

    Camilla Chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    prices a little much we might get 2-4 1 drake any one else?
     
  4. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The best hatcheries are going to cost a little. Shipping is going to be a lot for 2-4 ducklings as every hatchery will charge a small order shipment. Most of them require 10-15 to avoid the "small order charge". It is safer to ship more ducklings at a time.
     
  5. cosbackyard

    cosbackyard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've ordered three ducks at a time twice now. Everything worked out well both times. But as mentioned - it is pricey. About sixty bucks for three ducks shipped.
     
  6. ducksinarow

    ducksinarow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For only a few ducklings try Rural King or Tractor Supply or an other feed store you have locally. Also craigslist should have ducklings listed in a month or two.
     
  7. nickie

    nickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Meyer Hatchery will ship a small order with relatively fair shipping. I have used them for chickens and turkeys, but not ducks. I have been pleased with their service. If you don't care about sexing and breed go for the feed stores selling chicks right now. If you want to wait a while you can almost always pick up the buyers remorse Easter freebies in about a month or two.
     

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