metzer farms and shipping ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by cw, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. cw

    cw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
    green co.
    well i am in ky ans gonna order some ducks from metzer in ca
    they say they will be fine being shipped that far this time of year
    my question is are ducks that much more hardy then chickens ?
    i am ordering 20 or so
    and anyone got something to say about metzer?
    i imagine there like any other hatchery

    thanks to any and all replies
     
  2. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

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    we're getting ducklings sent to chicago next wednesday form metzer. We've got 7 all together coming, two of which we're keeping, 5 go to another bycer. Ours get a heat pack since the order is so small, but 20 should be fine... and you are more south than we are.
     
  3. cw

    cw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
    green co.
    please let me know how it turn out, and thank you so much for your reply, they are gonna be a christmas gift for my hard to shop for wife,
    and wont it to go as smooth as possible
     
  4. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

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    This is my third time with metzer, each time i ordered 2 before and the ducklings came out great. They are all beloved house pets (two are mine, two are my old roommates). They are sweet birds. There will most likely be a huge post by Duck_feeder when they get here. He's my bf joe and they are going to be his ducks... He likes to take lots and lots of pictures. [​IMG]
     
  5. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

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    oh and i am getting runners! at least one black, one blue, and the other five are assorted runners.... that's what you were wanting to get right? All the ducks I've gotten from Metzer were runners... And they are absolute sweethearts!
     
  6. tia

    tia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Valdez, Alaska
    My eggs came from Metzer and they were packaged very well for shipping. We want to see pictures of the ducks when you get them. : )
     
  7. cw

    cw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
    green co.
    yea i am getting runners and khaki cambells ans some black swedish, i am feeling better about this after talkin to you guys, thank you
    and i will do my best to take pics
    but please remember i am from kentucky and wee aint what yall call cumpuwter smart
     
  8. suburbanduckmom

    suburbanduckmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went to Metzer to pick up one of my ducks. Their birds seemed to be very well taken care of and the staff were great.
     

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