Dux eradication specialist
- Jul 11, 2014
When will your spouse become aware of this order?Okay folks, the verdict is in and the order has been placed.
Don’t look, Ralphie, don’t look! Turn away now!
I ordered from Metzer. Never have before. Here’s hoping to smooth and trouble free travels, little duckies!
I wound up ordering SIX. No one knows that yet, other than y’all and myself.
Here’s the order:View attachment 2036861
They are to ship on March 30th. It won’t be long?
As you can see I did not order any Muscovies. They are very interesting to me though so I might order them later (in a year or so).
Also, I didn’t order a drake. I’m still on the fence about that. If you think I should get one, please let me know which breed. I should be able to add one to my order without much of a problem.
I had to go ahead and place my order because my little carton of eggs that I intended on incubating have been staring a hole through me every time I walked by them. They would all be mutt chicks, but beautiful just the same.
Here they all are, minus the two brown on the right. I had just taken this picture this morning for color comparison of my BCMs.
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You never know, I might still do it. If I set them today, I most likely would already have them out in the coop before my duckies got here. I do have several heat plates, and enough feeders and waters, but I’d have to come up with another brooder container. Oh, decisions, decisions.
BUT, and this is a big but, I would have to process some of my older girls for room. Of course the excess cockerels would be processed. I don’t know that I’m quite up for that right now. Or I guess I could sell some, but I’m not too keen on that either.
There’s no way I could build two new houses, a duck house and another coop. My DH would definitely have me committed...just for mentioning it.
Anyway, does anyone have a drake suggestion?