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How do I ship day old ducklings through the mail?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Beautiful, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. Beautiful

    Beautiful Out Of The Brooder

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    My ducks lay everyday and I have about 100 eggs starting to hatch... I have mostly local pick up orders but I have a order to send 2 duckings by mail...

    Can anyone tell me how to do this...

    what type of box
    how long after hatching do i send

    thanks
    Lauren
     
  2. ducksarefun

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    I have never done it but I know they are shipped during the 1st 24 hrs of being hatched because thats about how long they can go until they need food and water. I don't know what type of container or shipping cost but I also am curious to know as I raise ducks as well.
     
  3. Beautiful

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    So I have a 24 hour window to get them there? Wow cause it takes them a while to dry off in the incubator I just learned 12-24 hours.
    Do I still let them dry off in the incubator?.
    This might be harder then I thought.
    Im wondering if I should put additional ducklings in the box just incase some dont make it......


     
  4. ducksarefun

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    I would ship them right out of the egg. You have to ship them with a time stamp and follow rules for shipping day old poultry.
     
  5. ducksarefun

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    You are incubating 100 eggs?
     
  6. ducksarefun

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    Do you have pictures of your incubating process?
     
  7. ducksarefun

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    How many hens do you have laying eggs?
     
  8. ducksarefun

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    Forgive me but it sounds like you are new to the incubation process and you are incubating 100 eggs?
     
  9. ducksarefun

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    Are you having trouble finding enough clientel to sell all those ducks?
     
  10. ducksarefun

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    You have an interesting story. i would like to hear more.
     

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