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 19 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, Saxony, Silver Appleyard, Golden 300 Hybrid, and White Layer) and 16 breeds of geese (Embden, Toulouse, Buff Toulouse, White Chinese, Brown Chinese, Pilgrim, Buff, Tufted Buff, African, Super African, French Toulouse, Large Dewlap Toulouse, Sebastopol, Roman Tufted, Classic Roman, Tufted Toulouse). We also hatch French Pearl Guineas and Ringneck Pheasants, as well as three strains of meat chickens (Cornish Cross, Rolin S, and Big Sur).
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, and pheasants is in the spring and early summer. Our chickens are hatched year round for those of you wanting to grow chickens commercially for your local restaurants or farmers' markets.
I picked up my order from the Oakdale post office a little before 8am this morning. What a lively bunch! Most are sleeping now after a very energetic time of exploration of their new home. Thank you very much.
I just wanted to take a moment to email you guys and let you know that I am so happy with my decision to purchase hatching eggs from you. With a great deal of hesitation I ordered eggs and to my surprise candled all 11 eggs tonight and every single one had the beginning stages of a developing embryo.
I just received my 2 White Crested ducks and I'm extremely happy worth my purchase and the way they were packaged. Thank you so much!
The ducklings arrived this morning and all appear to be in great shape. Thank you so much. You folks rock!
The female Khaki Campbell started laying exactly on Thanksgiving Day. Fast forward to today and we are now 237 laying days out from that first egg and she has only missed FIVE days of laying an egg. 232 eggs in her first 237 laying days. Great line of Khaki Campbell girls, Metzers!!
Just wanted to let you know the replacement Buff arrived with his travel partner safe and sound. I'm very grateful and you will definitely receive repeat business from us. As well as our recommendations to anyone I know shopping for a new hatchery.
I picked up the duckling order from the post office this morning. All 12 were acting very alert and vigorous! I am very pleased that they were so active and that everything went smoothly with the post office. Thank you for your attention to detail, instructions on the website and on the back of the invoice are a nice touch.
From now on we will only be getting our birds from you. I have also told all my duck loving friends about you.
I just wanted to thank you so much for the goslings we got from you last week. They are perfect. They all got here safe and sound. I will be ordering from you again in the future. Thank you so much!
I ordered a trio of French Toulouse from you in June of this year. I just wanted to write and tell you how impressed I am with them! They arrived all bright eyed and running around. They had devoured every single piece of grogel in the box.
We just wanted to let you know that we received our two Welsh Harlequin babies yesterday and they are doing wonderful. This is the first time we have bought and owned ducks and we are very satisfied with your service.
Thank you so much for the great sale and of course the great quality of your birds. My Pekins arrived in 2 days peepy, and perfectly healthy.
I received my order of ducks and they are healthy and beautiful. I am impressed with the way they were packaged. From the straw to the gel food dishes to the heat pack that was still warm after 4 days..amazing. I couldn't be happier and will HIGHLY recommend Metzer to anyone ordering ducklings or chicks.
The ducklings & geese arrived this morning. They all appear to be very healthy and happy at this point. Here are a couple of pics. Stay tune for more pics as they grow. Tell the guys in the back thanks again for sending very healthy birds.
Just to let you know, I'm really enjoying your website and all the information. It is very evident that you care for the animals and your clients.