shipping ducklings

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by cmfarm, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. cmfarm

    cmfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a client that wants 2 ducklings shipped to them. I will be packing them with a heat pack. They aren't going very far, just about 3 hours from where I am but it will still probably take 2 days to get to them if I use priority mail. Do you think they would be okay or would I have to overnight them with just 2 in there.
     
  2. marvun22

    marvun22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i'm not sure if you have the time to do this, but it would probably be safest to just drive 3 hours over there.
     
  3. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you checked your state's laws? Most states require you to be NPIP certified to ship day olds. Most states also require the birds to be from an NPIP certified farm in order to cross into the state.
     
  4. cmfarm

    cmfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They aren't going over state lines. I know you have to be NPIP to ship poultry. I am not going to drive 3 hours to drop off ducklings to someone, that would cost me a lot of money in gas and time. They want them shipped.
     
  5. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    2 ducklings will likely be dead if Priority is used. Express (IMO) is the only option when shipping is being done by small breeders. 2 ducklings NEED a heat pack in the box as well. Warn the buyer that everything could be A-OK fine, or that they could be opening a box to issues to include death, leg injuries from lack of ducklings being sent.
     
  6. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Celtic is very experienced and ships her ducklings. I would definitely follow this advice.
     
  7. cmfarm

    cmfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much for the advice CelticOaksFarm. I told them upfront they would need a heat pack. I sent an email today that they need to order at least 4. I feel a little better with this #. Also it is a lot of hasle to go through all this just to sell 2 ducklings, and really isn't worth all the effort so such a small sale. I am concerned that they may not make it proirity because they could die needlessly and if they do I really can't afford to replace them. I did look at some hatchery websites that ship ducklings and some of them have a 4 duckling minimum (although they may pack in extra chicks, which I won't have available when they hatch). I will urge them if they do decide to buy them to have them sent next day.
     

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