Does Metzer's send any "packing peanuts" with an order?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Denninmi, May 23, 2011.

  1. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2009
    My first ever mail order of ducks is to be shipped today. I ordered 12.

    Are they going to throw extras in there as "packing peanuts" like some of the companies do?
  2. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2010
    southern AL
    Not the small orders, they don't anyway. If you order at least 10, they might add an extra in there just in case. But if you order less than 10, they know you want the number you ordered and that's what they send.
    And if they send an extra with your order, it will be a duckling, not a chick
  3. DurhamDuck

    DurhamDuck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2011
    Durham, Connecticut
    I ordered 10 ducklings at once and did not get any extra from Metzer Farms.
  4. aineheartsyou

    aineheartsyou Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 6, 2009
    Dixie, WA
    10+ they usually send an extra
  5. MjChickens

    MjChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2010
    La Center, Wa
    I ordered 4 ducklings from Ideal and they sent me e-mail informing that they would be add male baby chicks unless I called to by insurance. Putting the male chicks in insures warmth. But I didn't want random soon to be roosters running around. Just an FYI
  6. KansasKid

    KansasKid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2010
    South East Kansas
    Quote:Putting males chicks in just ensures that they don't have a bunch left over after hatching season.
    I honestly don't think that male chicks have that much of a body temperature between the females, they just want to get rid of them.
    Last edited: May 23, 2011
  7. ducklover1243

    ducklover1243 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 12, 2011
    they might if there are over the minimum order. I got four from there and they are all happy and well! Good luck with them! I ordered under the minimum order and they dodnt add any more because hey knew that was what I wanted.... but watch out! Also, be aware..... they are SOOOOOO much work even for four of them!
  8. Tbird84

    Tbird84 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2010
    Arab, AL
    I ordered 10 from Metzer, didn't receive an extra. However, I had one pass away 3 days later and they replaced her at no cost. They can't send less than two, so I got a mystery duck with my little girl(looks to be a buff). They do sometimes send extras on the 10 and over orders, but I bet its usually during the color weather. It was already starting to get warm when I got mine.
    Last edited: May 30, 2011
  9. KansasKid

    KansasKid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2010
    South East Kansas
    Ya on metzer's site it states that they won't send extras if you order less than 10 and pay the minimum order charge.
  10. Rosebud 18

    Rosebud 18 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2010
    middle Tn
    Sometimes they do and sometimes they don't. I ordered 8 ducklings and 2 goslings from Metzers and they didn't send any extras. I ordered 10 runners from Holderreads and they sent 1 extra which I was suprised but happy to get it.

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