Is there a good hatchery to get Runners?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by chickensioux, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would like to order some runner ducks in the spring. I want them sexed because I already have too many males in my duck house. Anybody know of a good hatchery I could call in the spring? These would just be pets.
     
  2. Willowbrook

    Willowbrook Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. froggie71

    froggie71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    McMurray is where we got our runners from. We ordered 10 (minimum) ducks all female and only the extra 1 they sent was a male. [​IMG]
     
  4. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    Metzers also has sexed ducklings and you can order as few as 2 I think.
     
  5. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Nettie got her ducks from Metzer. That is where I got my Welsh Harlequins. For quality, Holderreads is better.
     
  6. AnconaDuck

    AnconaDuck Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Ditto
     
  7. Willowbrook

    Willowbrook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My adult Runners came from Holderread's and you are correct, the quality is superb, but they do not sell sexed ducklings. All are straight run.
     
  8. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Ahhh...forgot about that.
     
  9. AnconaDuck

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    Quote:The easiest thing would be to order breeding pairs. Then they are sexed [​IMG]
     
  10. Willowbrook

    Willowbrook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The easiest thing would be to order breeding pairs. Then they are sexed.

    That's exactly what I did. I wanted a certain color and grade of Runner so adults were best for my needs. The only thing is the difference in shipping costs between adults and ducklings.
    To ship two pairs of adults to my location, the shipping, including the box, was $125.​
     

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