Is it too cold to order ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by awesomefowl, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    I'm just dyin' to use my gift certificate to Metzer Farms. Do you think it would be too cold if I ordered them sooner?
  2. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    Welll..if I only ordered a few, maybe they could make it with the heat pad.
    Anyone ever order ducks to arrive in Feb?
  3. Parrotchick

    Parrotchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 13, 2009
    Boonsboro MD
    I have no experience myself; I only ordered ducklings once and that was last May. But I recall last winter reading odds and ends of sad stories on BYC of birds that arrived late or never, due to weather or post office or even shipping error. I'm sure that statistically most animals make it to their destination fine, but that doesn't do any good for the ones that don't. I think if you order this time of year that you are really increasing the chances of having problems. I didn't see where you're located but f course it's bitter cold in much of the country and nasty snow and ice storms with all their delays are happening in many places. While a heating pad will help out, it won't do any good if ducklings are sitting in the back of who knows where for a week.

    I know it's hard to resist those cute little duckies, but do yourself and them a favor and hold out until spring. Then you can relax and even spend some quality time in the sunshine with them. Think, but only for a second, how badly you would feel if you opened a box of casualties.

    Just my .02. That's so sweet somebody gave you a gift certificate. I don't think it would even occur to anyone in my circles to do such a thing, although I have been the lucky recipient of many other forms of generosity.
  4. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    I got the GF because I found a "misteak" on their website!
  5. KansasKid

    KansasKid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2010
    South East Kansas
    I just went to there website and found a good sum of mistakes that i emailed to them. I had to send 2 emails because i got done filling up the first one, then went back and found more and had to send another. I'm hoping that they give me a good gift certificate [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2011
  6. KansasKid

    KansasKid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2010
    South East Kansas
    how long did it take for them to email you back?
  7. Paganrose

    Paganrose Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2010
    Albany,, Wisconsin
    You could order them now, but pick a latter shipping date, plus then you dont know if the breed you want will still be available if you order later.
    (plus there is always the extra time to convince the spouse,, ummm I mean prepare for thier arrival)
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2011
  8. KansasKid

    KansasKid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2010
    South East Kansas
    Bump, can anyone give me an estimate on how long it will take for them to email me back, and if you give them more than 1 email with errors that are on there website will they just give you 1 GF or is there a chance of them sending more?
  9. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2010
    southern AL
    You emailed them Friday. They are closed on the weekends, so likely not checking emails. You'll likely hear back from them tomorrow or Tuesday.
  10. DuckLover179

    DuckLover179 Waddles & Puddles

    Nov 28, 2010
    Well mine are coming from Metzer's in 22 days. They said they have a heated box for them, So I would imagine they are prepared for this kind of weather.

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