Minimum Order Size for Ducklings & Goslings
Our normal minimum order size is as follows:|
Ducklings and Goslings (combined): Pretend a duckling is half a gosling and you need to have the equivalent of at least six goslings.
Example: two ducklings and five goslings equals six goslings in determining if you need a heat pack.
Wild Turkeys: 10
Ringneck Pheasants: 30
The reason we have these minimums is so the birds can keep themselves warm during shipping.
It may be warm in your area but remember that our birds go through San Francisco and it is never warm there at night!
However, we are now able to ship fewer than these quantities for ducklings and goslings. We have done some experimenting and have learned we can ship smaller
quantities of waterfowl than before. By sealing the majority of holes on the outside of the box, putting insulation on the floor and using a special heat pack,
as few as two ducklings or goslings can be shipped anywhere in the US. This new minimum only applies to ducklings and goslings.
The Small Order Charge is $12 and includes the special 60 hour heat pack, the insulation and box sealing.
There is also a minimum charge for the birds (excluding sexing charges) of $40.
This means that if you order 7 Pekins (7 x $4.15 = $29.05) you will be charged $40, not 29.05, as $40 is the minimum.
If you order fewer than the minimum number of birds (10 Ducklings, 8 Goslings, or 10 Combined Ducklings and Goslings),
you will require the heat pack as well, which is $12 and is not included as part of the minimum charge.
We feel this is an excellent way to meet the needs of those that can only raise a couple birds.
Normally we try to include a free bird with most orders. With orders that require the Minimum Order Charge, we do not include extra birds as we understand you are ordering this few as you do not have room for more.