Where can I order a small number of ducks and chickens to be shipped together?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by BirchMeadow, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. BirchMeadow

    BirchMeadow Out Of The Brooder

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    We started with a small backyard flock of four Buff Orpingtons last spring and think they're a lot of fun to raise. We'd like to add to that and would also like a pair of Pekin ducks. We don't have a ton of room, so we can't order a minimum of 15. I know that mypetchicken.com will ship as few as four day-old baby chicks... but they don't have ducks. Anyone know of a hatchery where we could order just two Pekin ducks and four chickens? Thanks in advance! :)
     
  2. strizzo9

    strizzo9 New Egg

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    You could try efowl.com. I think they will ship small numbers or Tractor Supply, if you are close to one. You can place an order during "chick days" and they will ship to your house I think.
     
  3. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most hatcheries don't ship them together because of safety reasons. I'd check TSC, you can call and see if the one near you gets ducklings. Ask at your local feed stores, all of them. Check craigslist. I've found some very good quality birds on CL
    Also, make sure you are prepared for ducks. Research, research, research. Ducks have some different requirements than chickens. Also, Pekin drakes are known to be quite randy so seperate housing would be best. If a drake mates with a chicken it can injure or even kill the chicken as the 2 species are not anatomically compatible. Pekin ducks are known to be LOUD so if neighbors are close, probably a bad choice. ;)
     
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2013

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