Where to buy juvenile ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by marvun22, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. marvun22

    marvun22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was just wondering were to buy adult ducks. I don't mean fancy ducks like they sell online but simple ducks like pekins, khampells, mallards, or buffs. and i dont have any local stores that sell them
     
  2. Habibs Hens

    Habibs Hens Cream Legbar Keeper

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    a good idea might be to tell us where you are and what areas you are looking in
     
  3. marvun22

    marvun22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im from north dakota
     
  4. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    are you looking to buy local or buy online and have them shipped?
     
  5. marvun22

    marvun22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    probably online i don't know anyone local selling them I've already checked craiglist
     
  6. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Shipping costs will be very expensive for adult ducks
     
  7. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As stated, it will cost alot to have adults or "started" ducks shipped. I would post in the "where am I, where are you" forum. I don't know if there is a ND thread but it seems like most states are represented.
    Also, post a wanted ad on your local craigslist. Post it in the wanted and in the farm sections. I was able to get some very nice chicks by doing that here. The breeder didn't advertise them for sale but responded to my wanted ad.
     
  8. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    I see time and time again that shipping is expensive. Unless you ship birds regularly it can "seem" like it is expensive, but its based on weight of the birds and is VERY reasonable. Currently 2 geese (large juveniles) are shipping this fall at $110 - $120. Ducks obviously weigh less and will cost less per box to ship. Birds ship USPS, must be in approved boxes made to hold them safely during travel, the boxes vary in size and cost depending on the birds being shipped.
     
  9. Habibs Hens

    Habibs Hens Cream Legbar Keeper

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    just curious

    would it not be better to drive the birds to the new home

    im sure petrol is less expensive

    i have my birds shipped but not via post

    the breeder delivers them him slef to me

    i only pay £30 per delivery of as many birds as i want last time i ordered 11 adult geese for that one price and he drove them in his purpose built avian van and even helped me get them all in the goose huts in my backyard
     
  10. marvun22

    marvun22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i know shipping will be expensive but i can't find a website that sells juvenile normal ducks like mallards,pekins,khampbells,or buff ducks. could someone give me a link
     

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