hatchery pekin

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by rentmecheap, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. rentmecheap

    rentmecheap Out Of The Brooder

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    It is my understanding that many hatcherys don't hatch their own ducks, but have them drop shipped from elsewhere.

    Of the hatcherys that do hatch their own. Who has the best strain of pekins for meat production?

    Please share your experience.

    Ridgeway hatchery is just up the road from me. Has anyone ever tried their pekin strain?

    How many different hatcherys have you all tried for pekin meat ducks?
     
  2. treldib

    treldib Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. rentmecheap

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    I understand about the drop shipped ducklings from metzer, but my research has revealed that there are some hatcherys that do manage and hatch their own pekin strains.

    A few of these are Welp, Mt Healthy, Ridgeway, Townline, hoover, and Cakle. Anyone try any of these?
     
  5. desertskynm

    desertskynm Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for listing those other hatcheries... I too am now curious to know peoples expericences with Welp hatchery- I can get my ducks and chicks all in one order!
     
  6. rentmecheap

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    It is rather easy to figure out if a hatchery drop ships or hatches their own stock. All you have to do is look at the shipping rates. If the postage rates (zones) are the same, then chances are they hatch their own. Of course you can always call and ask I suppose.
     

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