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Buy some Ducklings from ideal....should I? Calling all duck raisers!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Chicken7777, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. Chicken7777

    Chicken7777 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone i have bought from Ideal about a month and a half ago. I was able to buy an assortment of chicks, and at that time i also wanted ducklings but they came out as sold out until next year, so i wasnt able to.
    Well i received my chicks this november 5th and now that i check Ideal they happen to have some ducklings available.

    I really wanted pekin ducklings, but when i first saw they were all sold out i just bought a pair and they are very beautiful but now i dont know what i should do....the pair is from mcmurry hatcheries. Is there a difference in pekins from mcmurry and from Ideal? if anyone might have mature adults from either or both please do post pictures i would appreciate the bother....

    Well i was also thinking of buying a khaki campell ducklings for eggs..I want to limit myself only to ONE female lol, becuase i already have a pair of ducks and dont want too much either, and maybe ONE female pekin duck, just to see how it might be once it is mature...there is one thing i am still deciding to do and i have no idea what, but i was maybe thinking of buying a crested pekin female duckling but what is not letting me decide is on how its offsprings will be. Will they all be crested?(the male would be a regular pekin) and how do they look when mature? do they look weired or pretty cute? i have seen some pics but i dont know if people mess with those pics or if they are the real ducks look....

    Well i would appreciate the help with these decisions...Thank you.
     
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  2. chickencarsten

    chickencarsten Out Of The Brooder

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    ideal poultry has very good chicks and ducklings. i know people who have bought from ideal and from mc murry. i have to say ideal had some nice looking ducks . if you just want to raise ducks just to raise them you should go with mc murry . if you want to eat them(they taste really good) or
     
  3. chickencarsten

    chickencarsten Out Of The Brooder

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    show them i would go with ideal.[​IMG]
     
  4. Chicken7777

    Chicken7777 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the reply i though no one was going to help me out.....lately that has been happening to me, I post something and no one seems to reply back to me..............

    So there is a difference in duck from both hatcheries? i really didnt know this, but i have been wanting to know this for a while now..does anybody have pictures? and chickencarsten what is the main difference in both? is it size or another trait?
    Thank again!
     
  5. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, there is no difference in the birds from either hatchery, except price. I think it was greyfields who said almost every hatchery gets their stock from the same place.
     
  6. Chicken7777

    Chicken7777 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Really all hatcheries get their stocks from the same place? which place is that? I never knew that....
     

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