I want to buy some baby ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by savannah, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. savannah

    savannah Hatching

    Jun 24, 2010
    I live in maine, new york near binghamton and i have been looking for baby ducks for quite a while now and seem to have no luck. If someone could please help me find some thatd be great.
  2. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Songster

    Jul 30, 2009
    Charlotte, NC
    Hi Savannah--

    Welcome! Ducks are great. I wish I could help you, but I'm down south. If no one here has ducks for you, you can always consider ordering them from McMurray Hatchery or Meyer Hatchery or a number of other mail-order places. I think even Holderread Waterfowl Farm has a few breeds still available this summer (they are the best in quality in the country, and not much more expensive than others--but they do often sell out quickly).

    When ordering, you do have to have a minimum quantity to help keep them warm. But I've had good success in the past with splitting an order with someone else. I just advertised on craigslist that I wanted to order some ducks and would split the cost of shipping with anyone who went in on the order with me, and we ended up with quite a large order. It was a bit of a pain to organize, and some risk considering I paid up front and collected at the end, but it was worth it and worked out quite well. You could collect the money up front to protect yourself.

    Good luck--I think you're going to love your babies. [​IMG]
  3. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
    If you order from Metzer you can order only a few. It cost more, but it is well worth it. I have some of their Welsh Harlequins. Nettie has several of their runners.
  4. Have you tried craigslist? Or if you have a local feed store ask them who has ducks.

  5. kjhowe77

    kjhowe77 Chirping

    May 27, 2010
    Broome County, NY
    Hi, I don't have any baby ducks but I wanted to say I am only about 30 minutes from you in Conklin, NY. I will let you know if I see or hear about any.

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