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New Hampshire - Muscovy Ducks/ducklings For Sale - ready for Harvest or Breeding

Discussion in 'Other Poultry - Birds & Hatching Eggs' started by flyingtnh, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. flyingtnh

    flyingtnh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Free-range (and we really mean "Free Range") Muscovy Ducks/Ducklings for sale. Born early May and ready now for harvest or to start/enhance your breeding flock. Drakes $15, Females $20. Lavender pied, black barred, black pied, and others available. - Update: 1 Drake and a few hens left.

    We also may have a very small number of new ducklings available from the clutch that hatched this week, but they go very quickly. We are letting Momma raise several of them. Current price is $8 ea, and that goes up as feed goes in their bellies and eventually into our compost pile! - SOLD (except for those that are staying with momma)

    We are in the Concord, NH area, and these are for local pickup only. <---I'm adding the emphasis here, and will post a bit more on this below.

    See our farm webpage for a bit more about us: www.flyingtnh.com, or shoot us a note: byc (at) flyingtnh.com

    Edits in italics.
     
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  2. learycow

    learycow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have any barred ducklings?
     
  3. flyingtnh

    flyingtnh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have one black barred female, but with a mostly white chest. I've gotten some other inquiries about colors, so we'll take some pics and post them. Our barred adult disappeared a few months ago, likely to a predator.

    Too early to tell for sure on the newest clutch (momma isn't letting us look), but the kids say they think they've seen at least one likely barred. I'm not sure how they can tell at this stage, but they were near spot-on their predictions on the last clutch.
     
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  4. flyingtnh

    flyingtnh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have posted pictures of our available Muscovy Ducks on our webpage - www.flyingtnh.com - check out the "Livestock for Sale" page. The barred (our girls have named her "The General") is still available. [​IMG]
     
  5. flyingtnh

    flyingtnh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We've got just a few left, but I wanted to add some explanation about what we mean when we say "local pickup only," and why we say it. Sorry it's wordy, but I've gotten a few "interesting" inquiries and propositions, so here goes:

    What we mean: We won't ship. Period. We can make arrangements to meet somewhere (I travel around the central and seacoast area a bit), but I'm not putting them in a box. If you want to drive cross country, we'd love to sell them to you and show you the farm, but we need to see the whites of your eyes and talk to you.

    Why?
    1) Muscovy ducks are extremely hardy and care for themselves well, but they don't ship well. They need water - I think more than most ducks. That's why very few hatcheries ship Muscovy ducklings. Plus, the juvies are big - the remaining drake is over 10lbs. He's not going easily into a box overnight!

    2) Interstate poultry shipping laws vary significantly. We're not experts (because we don't ship). Farming isn't an easy way to make money, and it's even harder when you're paying fines.

    3) We have absolutely no problem with using our ducks for food (that's what we're doing), but we do ask for a level of respect to be given them as living creatures. From our webpage:

    "Our animals are raised in a healthy, sustainable, respectful and humane manner (see “About us”). We ask that whether you purchase them to raise yourself or to harvest for food that you continue this treatment. We reserve the right to refuse sales to anyone who we believe will not honor this request."

    The only way we can get some assurance that this is the case is if we meet you in person.

    One exception to this rule: If you're willing to pay my travel, per diem, expenses, and an exceptional wage, I'd consider bringing some ducks down to you and helping you set up your flock!
     
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