Ordering two ducks is crazy expensive!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by AnaD, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. AnaD

    AnaD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I calculated the cost on Metzer Farms and it is just not going to happen I'm not paying $38 for two ducks!
    The feed stores near by are not even thinking about getting chicks or ducklings in until May [​IMG] Seriously!? It's Cali-flipping-fornia!
    I looked on craigs list and their are only some ancona ducklings for $5 near by...I will have to see what kinda birds they are.
    I was hoping to get a khaki campbell and a cayuga.

    Does anyone have any ideas about anywhere else I should look?
     
  2. the duck whisperer

    the duck whisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ducks arent cheap critters.....
     
  3. DuckLover179

    DuckLover179 Waddles & Puddles

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    $38??? That's cheap for me! I got my 2 pekins from metzers for $60...
     
  4. AnaD

    AnaD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I guess it is $5 for ancona or nothing.
     
  5. azhenhouse

    azhenhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hey, I paid a dollar more than you. [​IMG]
     
  6. DuckLover179

    DuckLover179 Waddles & Puddles

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    Quote:If you have a feed store near by, they might be selling ducks. I haven't heard bad things about anconas though. For me (this might sound stupid) pekins were my dream duck... If that makes any sense. I wanted them too badly to bother even thinking $60 was expensive... I have spent over $400 on everything for them, and everyday I still feel like I would spend another $400 because they are worth it!

    So go with your gut, if Cayuga's, and Khaki Campbell's are your dream duck, then you should get them, but if you don't have a dream duck, and are okay going with an ancona to save money, then that's what you should do! [​IMG]
     
  7. DuckLover179

    DuckLover179 Waddles & Puddles

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    Quote:Hey, I paid a dollar more than you. [​IMG]

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  8. DarkWolf

    DarkWolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Way I figure. Get the min and sell the others off on Craigslist for cost. I ran the costs for 10 Welsh from Metz and Holderread. Holderread came out on top with $61.50 for 10 birds shipped to my door. I'll be keeping 5-6 of them and selling the others as juvenile birds when they're old enough for $12ea.

    Ordering below 10 birds is always a huge cost due to fees. But you can always find people who want to buy the excess from larger orders on Craigslist.

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  9. azhenhouse

    azhenhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ancona Ducks are nice ducks, and they are listed as critical on the ALBC Conservation List.
     
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2011
  10. BarefootMom

    BarefootMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2010
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    Do you have a sale barn nearby that sells all animals? Maybe post a wanted ad on CL and try that. Also look in the classifieds-actual paper classifieds. There are people that still put ads in the paper.
     

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