Raising Ducklings and Goslings

White Crested Ducks

Welcome to Metzer Farms. We are a family-owned farm and hatchery that has been in business since 1972. We control all aspects of nutrition, breeding, selection, incubation, and hatching to ensure you the highest quality of day-old birds.

We specialize in waterfowl, hatching 17 breeds of ducks (Pekin, Jumbo Pekin, Mallard, Rouen, Khaki Campbell, Blue Swedish, Black Swedish, Buff, Cayuga, Welsh Harlequin, White Crested, Fawn & White Runner, Black Runner, Blue Runner, Chocolate Runner, Golden 300 Hybrid, and White Layer) and 12 breeds of geese (Embden, Toulouse, White Chinese, Pilgrim, Buff, Tufted Buff, African, Super African, French Toulouse, Large Dewlap Toulouse, Roman Tufted, Tufted Toulouse). We also hatch French Pearl Guineas and Ringneck Pheasants.

It is easy for you to enjoy the thrill of raising a baby duckling or gosling into adulthood. Our minimum order quantity is two ducklings or goslings so you do not have to raise more birds than you want. We also hatch ducks year round. Whereas most hatcheries stop hatching in June or July, we hatch Pekin and Mallard year round and our other breeds of ducks from February through early December. The season for the geese, guineas, turkeys and pheasants is in the spring and early summer.

We want to hear from you if you have any suggestions, additional information, corrections, or a different point of view. At the bottom of every page is a Suggestions? link for you to contact us immediately. Thank you in advance for your ideas.

Thank you for your time and we hope to be of service to you.
John Metzer | Metzer Farms

Disease control

Metzer Farms is a member of the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP).

Besides the annual testing for pullorum salmonella which is required for membership, we are now part of the Salmonella Monitored program. This requires us to test monthly for all types of salmonella.

We also have an Avian Influenza Clean designation since we test quarterly for Avian Influenza.

We encourage you to purchase all your day old birds from hatcheries that are in all of these programs.

Hidden Duck Contest!
Find the hiddend duck!
Find The Hidden Duck!

We've hidden this small black duck image somewhere on the site. If you find it, click on it to enter a monthly drawing for a
$40.00 Gift Certificate!
Minimum Order
Ducklings and Goslings

We can send as few as two ducklings or goslings!

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