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Duck Hatchery?

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

  1. Julianna123

    Julianna123 Chirping

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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 Chirping

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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 Crowing

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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 Chirping

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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 Songster

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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 Chirping

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    Got it:) thanks ducksinarow
     
  7. Crazy4Fowl

    Crazy4Fowl Chirping

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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 Chirping

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

    pauljodebest Hatching

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    Craigslist?
     

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