Duck hatchery

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by blayt90, Mar 29, 2018.

  1. blayt90

    blayt90 Crowing

    Jan 11, 2018
    Magee, Mississippi
    My Coop
    I am sure this has been asked many many times over and I am sorry but what are some of the best hatcheries for ducks. I am mainly looking for Rouen/mallard, khaki Campbell, and Muscovy ducks.
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  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Rouen, Mallard and KC= Metzers

    Muscovy go on your state thread and ask around, harder to find Muscovy at hatcheries. Might even find the others on your state thread too.
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  3. Learningstill

    Learningstill Songster

    Jun 10, 2013
    Not sure if they have the breeds you seek, but we ordered our ducks from Holderread farm. All our ducklings arrived healthy.

    A little side note regarding Mallards, be sure to check with your state regarding if a permit is needed to have them. My state it is required.
    Best of luck with your investment!
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  4. CayugaJana

    CayugaJana Free Ranging

    Sep 2, 2017
    Please try to find one that has breeds you like that are geographically the closest as well. I bought from a hatchery a long ways away and it was too stressful on the birds because the post office takes so long. Several died I believe because it was too much traveling.
  5. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Crowing

    May 19, 2014
    Georgetown, TX
    Muscovies will be hard to find at a hatchery, you are better off looking for local breeders. I’ve ordered fro Ideal (local ish) and Metzer. I’ve been happy with both shipments with healthy babies.
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  6. MillersFarm

    MillersFarm Easily distracted by Chickens

    Jun 3, 2016
    Lewiston NY
    The closest place i can think of is Ideal poultry
    Their prices are pretty low so I very strongly suggest buying sexed ducks. the Mallards and rouens are available now and the khakis will be in may. If you're also planing on buying a drake i'd suggested getting a khaki or mallard drake if you're getting all 3 breeds. A rouen drake can definitely hurt a mallard hen during breeding season.
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  7. Kessel23

    Kessel23 Hi Bug

    Feb 6, 2018
    Hi Hannah
    I agree with everyone else in this thread, hardly any hatcheries have Muscovy ducks. their eggs are hard to incubate, and they have low hatch rates, unless set under a broody Muscovy. Also, Muscovies hardly give any eggs, a good hen in my climate gives me 90 a year. And it is near impossible to keep large scale breeding flocks of muscovies because the hens would constantly be going broody. The Muscovy is a struggle for hatcheries!
    I love Moscovies, I get mine from local breeders, swap meets, and poultry shows.
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  8. learycow

    learycow Crowing

    Apr 1, 2011
    Southern Maine
    Mine is Al's Quackery
    I have anconas, calls, silkie ducks and muscovy.
    I do ship too!
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  9. CayugaJana

    CayugaJana Free Ranging

    Sep 2, 2017
    They are beautiful too!
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