Want to split a duck & goose order?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by cyanne, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. cyanne

    cyanne Songster

    May 19, 2008
    Cedar Creek, TX
    I am trying to order some Indian Runner ducks and some Pilgrim Geese from Metzer Farms, but there is a minimum order of $30 and 10 birds. I'd like to get a pair of Pilgrim geese and 3 or 4 Runner Ducks...would anybody in the Central Texas area like to split an order? Apparently the geese are not available until May 28th so the order would not ship until then, and they do not charge for the birds until they ship.

    I would be willing to make the order on my credit card and have them shipped to me, then you could swing by after they arrive and pick up your birds.

    Or, if there is nobody who would like to split an order, perhaps someone could throw out a suggestion on what a popular breed of geese or ducks would be so I could easily sell the extras when they arrive.

  2. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Songster

    Mar 12, 2008
    Los Angeles CA
    i would suggest keeing more than you want at first incase some die at a young age
  3. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    Congrats on your decision to get them. I just ordered my 10 ducklings from Holderread Farms. I order Anconas and Golden Welsh Harlequins.

    For Duck Breeds that Metzer offers....I would go with the buff ducks or the Welson Harlequin. Both a friendly and the buff is supposed to be a good layer and is a good meat bird, the harlequin is a very good layer and meat bird.

    For Geese...Hands down the Pilgrim or the Sebastopol. Both are friendly with calm temperaments.

    The above comment about keeping more than you want...I am doing the same. When they reach maturity I will narrow down from 5 in each breed to a trio (if possible as mine are coming straight run).

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