WTB Mandarin ducks or hatching eggs... TX

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  1. TexasVet

    TexasVet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anybody know where I can buy Mandarin ducks or hatching eggs? I've checked a dozen hatcheries and nobody seems to carry them. It looks like McMurray sells grown birds, but they're out of stock.

    Kathy in Texas
    Near Houston
     
  2. duckman

    duckman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is not there season right now but try www.eggbid.com they might have some pre-sales and in the spring they will have lots of eggs, ducklings, and full grown birds.

    By the way the mandrain is my favorite duck!

    Duckman
     
  3. TexasVet

    TexasVet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I saw a couple of egg pre-sales on eBay too. Is $45 for six eggs about average?

    My preference, though, is to find a hatchery that actually sells hatchlings... during the season, of course. So far I've only been able to locate standard breeds.

    Kathy in Texas
     
  4. eggchel

    eggchel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    One of our members..... KingsCalls, sells Mandarin ducks. He is in TN.
     
  5. halfdime3n5

    halfdime3n5 New Egg

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    Kathy I have regular mandarins and the white mandarins. I would have some eggs available in March. Email me if you are interested. Wendy
     
  6. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I dont have any eggs for sale, but I do have some mandarins. They didnt lay last year, their first year, so hopefully they lay this year. But I was wondering, how hard are they to hatch in the incubator?
     
  7. duckman

    duckman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    $45 is a good price.

    I have hatched their eggs before and they are the hardest eggs to hatch. If u have ever tried to hatch a call duck, a mandrain egg is way harder. It is possible but hard. If u have the choice I would do natural incubation.

    Another thing is once they hatch it is a whole nother challenge.

    Duckman
     

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