Duck Hatchery in Illinois?

duckman4450

Chirping
7 Years
Aug 1, 2012
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Hey there! I'm looking for a duck hatchery that is near Naperville Illinois that carries flying mallard ducks. Sadly, the hatchery I previously used, "Bear's Birds", is shutting it's doors this year and I will obviously not be able to get my day old mallard ducklings from there. It was about a 40 minute drive which was awesome. But now I'm in desperate need to find a hatchery that isn't far away. I have tried ordering ducklings through the mail, but after 2 unsuccessful tries, and 4 dead helpless ducklings, I will never be trying that again, so that is out of the picture. Let me know if you know of any hatcherys that are reliable, or that you visit. Thanks!
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Also, I'm sorry if this is posted in the wrong spot, but nothing else fit the description. I'm not looking for chicks, just ducklings
 

shicks0211

Songster
7 Years
May 7, 2012
272
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Orlando Florida
Try Tractor Supply..they're winding down on chic season, but they sometimes have mallards mixed in with the pekin ducks. I've had very good luck with the shipped birds..but i usually get them from efowl..not for a while though, i order eggs now, i figure that way i have them right away when they hatch and it saves them the trauma. Hope you find some:)
 

Rosie42892

Chirping
6 Years
Mar 29, 2013
137
14
83
I would check local feed stores and craigslist. If you end up trying another hatchery and having birds shipped, I have had wonderful (WONDERFUL) experiences with McMurrays. Metzer's is the go to place for many, but I have seen similar quality and lower prices at McMurrays. Good luck!
 

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