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How few ducklings can you ship

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ilovechickens34, Jun 25, 2016.

  1. ilovechickens34

    ilovechickens34 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2016
    I was wondering the fewest amount of ducklings we can ship. We have Standard and Call ducks.
    I've heard it has to be at least 4 Standard and 10 Calls.
    Is that right?
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    I don't know . . . maybe @learycow

    has some insight.
  3. BarrerasDucks

    BarrerasDucks Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 24, 2015
    Corbett, Oregon
    I've never heard of less than 2 geese and 3 ducks. 4 to 5 quails. They need each otherrfor heat
  4. learycow

    learycow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 1, 2011
    Southern Maine
    Hatcheries will sell as few as 2 goslings or 3 standard ducklings, but they have a special way of packing with a heat pad for warmth.

    I ship year round and won't ship fewer than 4 calls (once they are 2 weeks old) in warm weather. Only adults in colder weather.
    Standard ducks I ship no fewer than 6 when warm, 8 when cooler.

    This is from years of personal experience and shipping and this is what I've found works best for warmth for them

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