ideal hatchery

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by country_girl011, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. country_girl011

    country_girl011 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 7, 2011
    anyone have experience with their duckling or goslings?

    im thinking about ordering goslings from there in the spring since they have no min order just min price
  2. ChickenfootDuckbutt

    ChickenfootDuckbutt Chillin' With My Peeps

    They're all I've ever used, I like them

    they have a bigger selection of ducks than say Mcmurray.

    and I did get a Rouen duckling with a really good crest from them once.

    never had a DOA duckling or chick from them either.
  3. yoie

    yoie Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have gotten ducks from them this year and ordering some more in the spring. I just love my ducks from Ideal!!

    The buff, cayuga, and magpie are from Ideal. The 2 pekins were from TSC
  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
    Quite a few of mine have been from their. So far theyve always been beautiful and healthy birds.
  5. EggsForIHOP

    EggsForIHOP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2010
    This is my first batch of ducks EVER but they are from Ideal and so far, so good! All were healthy and while only a few days into it I have no worries really.

    Actually, I have had several groups of chicks from them, and while maybe not show quality, I don't really care. the chickens all thrived and did well [​IMG] Of course, you have to be ready sometimes for a box FULL of "packing peanuts"....we had 6 ducks (ordered more, don't ask, theirs gotta be a fox at out PO) and 19 little black chicks!

    I would say that is the only draw back to Ideal...sometimes the packing peanuts can seem excessive...but I've always had good luck so far with health and survivability [​IMG]
  6. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2010
    southern AL
    If you don't want the live packing peanuts, then I'd consider ordering elsewhere.
    I ordered from Metzer Farms. They have no min number (well, 2 is the min number), just a min order price. I myself didn't want any extra packing peanuts, so I went with the company that I knew would send me ONLY what I ordered and no extra ducks or extra peeping peanuts.

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2011
    I ordered 6 ducklings from metzers and got the 6 ducklings I asked for. All in awesome health. And did very well.
  8. country_girl011

    country_girl011 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 7, 2011
    im looking at ideal because it has both of the goose breeds i want.
    and as far as i have found it is the only hatchery that has both.

    thanks all [​IMG]
    come feb. or maybe march i will be oerdering peepers from there.
    & packing peanuts are no concern. we can just get rid of them. not all that hard
  9. ChickenfootDuckbutt

    ChickenfootDuckbutt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Occasionally they'll send extra ducklings as packing peanuts too [​IMG]

    I ordered 6 ducklings from them once, got 8 [​IMG] AND the two extra were GIRLS TOO
  10. country_girl011

    country_girl011 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 7, 2011
    i only hope i can get that lucky.
    id love to get a few runner packing peanuts

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