Shipping in heat?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DuckDuck23, Jul 10, 2019 at 5:16 PM.

  1. DuckDuck23

    DuckDuck23 Hatching

    May 8, 2019
    I’m looking to order a couple of ducks from Metzer, but I live in Arizona so I’m not sure how they’ll do in shipping. Do the ducks do well shipping in the heat and will they arrive alive?
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  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    I believe I’d put In my order for fall.
  3. learycow

    learycow Crowing

    Apr 1, 2011
    Southern Maine
    I ship all ages and personally do not ship if temps are above 85 degrees here or where they are going. IMHO its WAY too hot to ship to AZ right now
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  4. IamRainey

    IamRainey Songster

    Chances are EXCELLENT that the hatchery is acquainted with weather patterns all over the country and won't ship if they aren't confident the the chicks are going to make it.

    Still, if you find someone who will ship, make sure the post office will contact you as immediately as possible and show up right away with a small waterer, some bottled water and some Nutridrench to make sure they get well hydrated right away. Then you can reseal the package, start the car and get them home.
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