Duck Hatchery?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Julianna123, Jan 16, 2015.

  1. Julianna123

    Julianna123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello:) I'm looking to buy Pekin ducklings from a hatchery but everywhere the minimum is like 10. I'm only looking for 3. Oh and not to pay 60$ extra for getting less than minimum:p



    On last resort I will get 10 from metzer hatchery and sell 7. Just in case is there anyone in south Florida that is interested in a Pekin duck? Haha:)
    Also do you think the pekins will get along with my Muscovy? Probably put them together when they are all older.
     
  2. Julianna123

    Julianna123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my main question, is does anyone know a hatchery where they have a small or no minimum?
     
  3. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    None, I believe all have a min number or price. Any chance you can get them locally? Most feed stores will have them in a month or two or try craigslist.
     
  4. Julianna123

    Julianna123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've already tried all of those:( feed stores always seem to run out when I need something[​IMG]
     
  5. ducksinarow

    ducksinarow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rural King usually gets ducklings in late Feb or March. They have a minimum of 2 where I live. Shipping is just so high on 3 ducklings and it is unsafe with these temps. The trucks are not heated and they can easily freeze to death. That is why they want to ship 15-20 at a time. I would just wait until I could pick them up locally. You can call your feed stores daily to find out if they have any. Then run and pick yours out.
     
  6. Julianna123

    Julianna123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got it:) thanks ducksinarow
     
  7. Crazy4Fowl

    Crazy4Fowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Julianna123 I live in south florida too. I recommend you get 3 ducks from efowl.com, their minimum is 2. I got all my ducks from them
     
  8. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    An alternative to over-ordering and hoping to sell the extras you might want to consider finding a few other folks in your area (either by posting here or on a local FB group or CL) who also want just a few new birds so that you can all go in together on the order - thus meeting the minimum (or maybe even reaching the point of a price break) and saving on shipping overall by being able to split the costs and avoid the extra shipping charge.
     
  9. Julianna123

    Julianna123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yup, Ol Grey Mare, thats exactly what I'm going to do:)
     
  10. pauljodebest

    pauljodebest New Egg

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    Craigslist?
     

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