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Where to buy a single duckling or hatching egg?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Amykins, Oct 25, 2014.

  1. Amykins

    Amykins Overrun With Chickens

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    I am having NO luck at all! The minimum is always 2, the lowest any breeder is willing to go, but we can only handle two house duckies. The main complaint is that it's wrong to raise just one duckling, but Wobbles managed it just fine since she was imprinted on us. Poor Wobbles needs a buddy. We could hatch, but we're both hoping to get a duckling since...well obviously it's a guaranteed thing, and we could find someone who could sex it (we want another girl).

    Being a house duck we can't buy an adult either, since they're not imprinted on people and weren't raised indoors. These problems seem to be compounded for Call ducks, since they're relatively popular and don't lay a lot of egg per breeding season.

    The last resort I can think of is to find someone in the Washington area that would be willing to take the extra 'lings I'd have to order. They'd be a gift from me, no charge, I'd drive them to your house or farm, but come next Spring we're determined to get another little fluffy baby!
     
  2. andreacroyle

    andreacroyle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont know what resources you have there, but you could find farm swaps, craig's list call all feed stores and find out when they order chicks. Online, I found found numerous Facebook pages for people selling their farm type animals in my area. You could also check ebay. I was just on the silkie thread last night and read a long thing about how people are successfully ordering eggs thorough ebay sellers that are certified. BYC also has a thread somewere on this site grouping people into a certain area...but i have never found it ...kind of like a "who's who and where"
     
  3. Amykins

    Amykins Overrun With Chickens

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    I've looked around, but call ducks are quite harder to source than chickens, I've found! The only people locally who breed them are the guy who I got Wobbles from, and he only breeds whites. We're hoping to get a black or pied, or even a snowy. The only other breeder is in Oregon and they won't sell to us because they don't believe in keeping ducks as house pets. The closed-minded jerks.
     
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    DuckLover1029 Out Of The Brooder

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    Washington dc or Washington as in the one next to Canada?
     
  5. farmeristas

    farmeristas Out Of The Brooder

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    2 or 3 it wont make big diference i believe not in expences not in space so go for 3 !!!
     
  6. Amykins

    Amykins Overrun With Chickens

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    The state. Hehe. we may as well be in Canada. XD

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  7. farmeristas

    farmeristas Out Of The Brooder

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    WHYYYYY?????????? am telling you just make a mini flock :D
     
  8. Amykins

    Amykins Overrun With Chickens

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    Because they're indoor duckies, and the prospect of changing three diapers every hour for the next 10 years makes me wanna shoot myself!
     
  9. farmeristas

    farmeristas Out Of The Brooder

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    indoor duckies !!!!!!! is it easier to change one diaper every hour???[​IMG]
     
  10. Amykins

    Amykins Overrun With Chickens

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    Well, it's less draining on my sanity than three would be, that's for sure! [​IMG]
     

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