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Has Anyone Ordered From Freedom Ranger Hatchery Before?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Nyla, Mar 1, 2017.

  1. Nyla

    Nyla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, I just ordered 15 White Female Muscovy's From Freedom Ranger Hatchery. I was wondering if anyone else has ordered from them? If so, How was your experience? Did you order chicks or ducklings? If so did all arrive okay? How healthy did they seem?
     
  2. :welcome
    I have always used Cackle Hatchery with great results. I haven't heard about the Hatchery that you got yours from.
     
  3. Nyla

    Nyla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've used Cackle and they are amazing! But they don't sell Muscovy Ducklings. So I went with Freedom Ranger. Hopefully all arrive alive. I'm going to be doing a review on them. Hopefully a good one!
     
  4. Nyla

    Nyla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ordered 15 all female white Muscovy Ducklings. They sent 16. Arrived 4 days latter than delivery date. All dead... They didn't include heat pack or grogel. The box has a cardboard floor that is it. No hay or bedding for extra warmth. Don't order from them!
     
  5. Ducks4us

    Ducks4us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my goodness:( that sounds horrible!!
    Did you at least get a refund? How devastating!! Sorry it went so poorly!
     
  6. Nyla

    Nyla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They said today or tomorrow (being today now) and if not tomorrow for sure Monday for them to send my refund. I told them it is cold , that they will defiantly need heat pack and since Muscovy's need food and water after hatch they should have put grogel in the box. But the guy said they will be shipped one day shipping and won't need the grogel and since there are so many ducklings, that they won't need heat pack. I told they guy I'd pay for grogel and heat pack and he kept saying it's not necessary.. It's privately owned and runed by a huge family. Here is a link to them http://www.freedomrangerhatchery.com/white-muscovy-ducks.asp
     
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2017
  7. Ducks4us

    Ducks4us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Man how frustrating:(
    Glad you will be receiving a refund. Not that it changes how things ended.
     
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    That is terrible...:(

    I really hope the new Ducklings now arrive in perfect condition......:)

    Post pictures once they are settled......:)

    Best wishes.....


    Cheers!
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I am so sorry, that is awful.
     

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