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.
Ducklings arrived safe and sound this morning. Thanks again for all the excellent customer service.
I have three female Khaki Campbell ducks, two of which wanted to sit on eggs. 11 of the 13 eggs you sent hatched and the mamas are now co-parenting the brood. So fun to watch all three of them with babies!
Just for the record, John Metzer and staff are friendly, knowledgeable, and the birds....through the years! are very fine quality, at least in my experience. These days it's rare to find such a great customer service!
I hatched 2 Mallard (hen & drake) and 3 Welsh Harlequins (2 hens & a drake) last May from eggs bought from you. They started laying on Thanksgiving and are producing 1 egg a day, including the little Mallard hen. We give many away to families who love them. Your ducks are first rate.
I received my 7 ducklings this morning , and all in great health, active, thirsty and happy to be in a bigger container. Thanks for the great service, and excellent packing.
We bought 5 Welsh Harlequin ducklings from you last Spring. They arrived happy and healthy, and they are still doing very well. We got them for backyard slug control and egg laying, and they've done a great job of both!These are also very nice pets, and not as skittish as some other ducks we've had. I don't know when we'll need more ducks, but we'll be sure to get them from you when we do.
Our Welsh Harlequins arrived at 6:15am at the post office this morning. All five are in good health and eating and drinking well. Thank you for your great service. Granddaughter is one happy little girl.
Thank you so much for the two wonderful African goslings we purchased from you. They arrived healthy and happy and are such a delight each day.
After two semi-sleepless night because of excitement and a little worry my Sebastapol geese and Khaki Campbell ducks arrived safely and in great condition. They are very friendly and I love them. Thanks for sending such healthy birds.
I delightfully received my Sebastopol gosling and white crested ducking. They are so beautiful, strong and healthy. I want to thank you for your patience and advice when helping me choose my precious pets. The lady I spoke with was a tremendous help.
Babies arrived healthy and full of energy. So happy we chose Metzer for our ducklings!
My recent order of duck eggs arrived in perfect condition - no scrambled eggs! I love your packaging. Will try the jumbo duck eggs in the future just to try. Thank you.
I wanted to let you know that the replacement ducklings arrived yesterday and are doing great. Thank you so much for being willing to replace the three that we lost during our last shipment. I look forward to doing business with you all for years to come.
Thank you so much for the awesome birds. You have amazing customer service and I'm so thrilled with my two new additions to my flock. They are both healthy and quaking. Again thank you so much.
Thank you for all the info and your blog. It answered a lot of my questions.