What's your experience from ordering online

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by PearlTheDuck, Oct 21, 2016.

  1. PearlTheDuck

    PearlTheDuck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello all, this upcoming spring or earlier I'm wanting to get ducks, like 5-7 more ducks, I have one at the moment, the breeds I would like I can't exactly get at my local feed stores, but I'm unsure about ordering online, i don't want dead ducks in the mail, I only want hens, no Drakes, just all together it makes me nervous. What is your experience and what hatchery do you recommend?
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Seeing as you are in Texas, I'd recommend Ideal Poultry which is also in the Lone Star State. There may be others hatcheries there as well but I have dealt with Ideal and have been very pleased. It's been my experience that waterfowl is a little more fragile through the mail than are baby chickens. I've come to accept and even expect some loss when I order goslings or ducklings and I order accordingly. So, I think as little time spent enroute the better, hence Ideal or another TX outfit. Good luck to you!
     
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  3. BantamBonzo

    BantamBonzo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered my silkies from them and couldn't be happier. I did get a giggle over the packing of a bunch of roos for heat.
     
  4. PearlTheDuck

    PearlTheDuck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will for sure order from them. Thanks [​IMG]
     

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