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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Finny, Jan 14, 2014.
Does anyone have any feedback about ordering ducklings from Ideal Poultry?
I am interested also. They have great prices on advertised specials. They usually run about $2.50 for straight run assorted.
i m not saying all hatcheries are bad but i got me some chicks from one one time i dont want to say the name to make any one mad but all my chicks die but one and now he is a rooster and he will flog me every time i go out
NEVER ORDER FROM IDEAL POULTRY
NEVER ORDER FROM IDEAL POULTRY
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I recieved an order of ducklings today and I was shocked and very upset by what I saw. I had ordered 6 ducklings but littering the floor of the box were at least 11 dead chicks. The ducklings were all alive but one. My guess is that the farm porously put the dead chicks in the box. They also promised the box would be inaulated and it was not. I feel heartbroken about all the dead chicks. If I had know they were going to do this I would never have ordered the ducklings. Here are some pictures as proof. Does anyone know if there is a place where I can report this farm? I believe what they did is inhumane and terrible.
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And again the name of the farm is IDEAL POULTRY.
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I also had a heartbreaking experience with Ideal. A friend wanted some Pekins and I only wanted 3 snowy Mallard females so we went in on an order together. When they arrived, all of the Pekins were fine, but all 3 of my little snowy babies were cold and dead. They had lots of "packing peanuts" (RIR babies), most of which were okay as well (my friend kept them too, I think out of probably 8-10 of them only 1-2 died). I felt just sick, and when I called them to report it they offered to send more. Why on earth would I want to essentially KILL more of these precious little babies?! They obviously weren't going to make it on their own if they didn't make it with so many others in there for heat the first time.
I ended up sexing the regular mallards myself at my local TSC instead. I will never have ducklings shipped to me ever again from ANY hatchery, that's for sure. I can't risk that much heartbreak again.
I agee it was absolutly heartbreaking
I have to say I have serious reservations about shipping any live animal... I just have fears that the animals would arrive dead. I just don't think they are kept in ideal tempatures in transit and they might be thrown about etc.
My past experiences with ordering ducks was excellent. I had ordered them from Metzer Farms and i guess i just expected that Ideal would be just as good. I guessed wrong and will never order from them again.
Well local options seem pretty slim where I am at... but the feed stores and Tractor Supply should get chicks, ducks, and maybe rabbits in in another month so maybe thats just when my area picks up. It's still kind of cold right now, but if I do have to order from a hatchery I will look for one in this state or a border state. That way we can minimize travel time