Hatchery with the smallest minimum order of ducklings?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by TheDuckCrew, May 14, 2009.

  1. TheDuckCrew

    TheDuckCrew Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2009
    Connecticut
    I had some very special eggs in the incubator from by deceased ducks, and as of last night, they are dropping like flies. we had 14, but one had died early so we were at a steady 13. last night, 6 seemed to have bacteria growing in the air cell. then 2 more in the morning. and even 2 more just now. i only have 3 left, and i don't think they will hatch. i would like to get more ducks and i was wondering which hatchery has the smallest minimum for number of birds. i would only want a couple (and thats all my parents would probably let me have). thanks.
     
  2. Lucky Ducky

    Lucky Ducky Chillin' With My Peeps

    With Ideal you only have a minimum of $20.00 per order. There isn't a minimum number if your total is more than that. I have 7 ducklings that I ordered from them that are great. I did have 1 that had died within 20 minutes of arrival but they were great about crediting back the amount for the duckling.
     
  3. LoupGarou

    LoupGarou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ideal has a minimum order of $25, regardless of quantity. I just ordered four ducklings and five chicks from them and I'm very happy with the service and the health of every one of them. They will charge a $1.00 boxing fee for small orders and they will put in packing peanut chicks, but they will forgo the extra chicks if you buy insurance. It's well worth looking into, in any case. [​IMG]

    http://www.idealpoultry.com/
     
  4. TheDuckCrew

    TheDuckCrew Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2009
    Connecticut
    well i checked out ideal and they don't have pekins avaliable until next year. i know i could pick a different breed, but i love my pekins
     
  5. Lucky Ducky

    Lucky Ducky Chillin' With My Peeps

    I wanted feather legged cuckoo marans and they were not supposed to have them for months. So I clicked on the notify me button and gave them the info on what I wanted and how many, I got an email like 3 days later saying I could call them and add them to my order that was coming the following week. [​IMG] If I was you I would call them and ask if you can be notified when they'll be available. It's worth a try! [​IMG]
     
  6. TerriLaChicks

    TerriLaChicks Overrun With Chickens

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    Try Metzar Farms.
     
  7. KnightslilAngel

    KnightslilAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    with ideal... the minumum is $20 BUT if yuou buy just 4 or 5 ducks they send like 9 baby chicks for warmth O.O
    i know! i got my first 5 ducks and they arrived with 9 chicks e.e
    then the chicks started pecking the ducks.
    then i FINALLY found a farm to take them who wouldent eat them, all male chicks btw.

    i may have 1 lil khaki duck left from a hatch now? i could give you a male when they get old enugh?? or whenever you want?
    i have another batch due the 31st, blue swedish.khaki and maybe runner mix.
    PM me?

    Also there are alot of peole in CT near you :3
    I went to chickenstock a while ago and everyone was very generous maybe you could get some eggs from someone??
    I have 2 from someone in the incubator right now! :3

    Heres the new forum for the next Chickenstock over the summer!
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=176161&p=1
     
    Last edited: May 15, 2009
  8. NakedNeck

    NakedNeck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ideal Hatchery has the White Pekins available.[​IMG]
    You are looking for the White Pekins right? [​IMG]
     
  9. TheDuckCrew

    TheDuckCrew Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2009
    Connecticut
    Quote:yeah i am. i love pekins!! we just picked up what they had at the local feed store, and now i'm in love! i didn't care in the beginning, but they are just such wonderful ducks.
     
  10. TheDuckCrew

    TheDuckCrew Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2009
    Connecticut
    Quote:shhh! don't tell them about the chicks!! lol. i'll just keep that a secret until the box shows up. "mom, dad! omg there are chickens in here!" tah dah! lol
    i'm afraid to get eggs again though, maybe not for a little while. the ones in the incubator are still there and seem to be growing with bacteria shrinking, so i'm just letting them continue. after how badly this hatch has been going, i think i'll wait for awhile. and i'll have back-up stocks of eggs just in case they don't hatch. lol
     

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