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.
Let me just compliment you on your Cornish Cross chickens. I have always held you guys up as the premier duck hatchery. Let me just say that these birds have outperformed any hatchery I have brought from in the last few years. These birds are huge and unaffected by the Summer heat. I look forward to continuing to order ducks as well as chickens from you all. Thank you!
I would like to encourage all of you, if you have questions to check out Metzer Farms website. I have had a few questions and they have always responded. Their website has been very helpful both personally and professionally.
I got my ducklings and they are in great shape. Thank you Metzer Farms.
We just wanted to tell you how excited we are, the first egg hatched today in the 4th grade classroom at Surfside Elementary. It is a beautiful baby Mallard. Thanks for all the wonderful eggs and the information on your website. The kids are so happy. We candled them twice and the kids were able to see movement in most of the eggs.
I am most impressed. Of the many shipments of chicks, ducklings, and guineas from other hatcheries and breeders, yours by far, has shown the most concern over the shipping care of the little birds.
Thank you so much! This time all the ducklings came healthy and alive! You guys are the best farm ever. Thank you for your service, the shipping was really fast.
Got my 8 Tufted Buff and 10 Buff ducklings on Wednesday. They all made it to Illinois in fine shape and are doing great.
I wanted to personally thank you for dealing with my order. The goslings arrived very alert and strong. They have been growing very nicely and I'm sure they are gonna become beautiful geese. I will definitely order from you in the future.
My 3 year old son and I were so excited to pick up our ducks from the post office this am. As always the birds arrived safe and sound with their GROW GEL! The post office lady told me that ducks from another hatchery didn't make it and they had no food on their transport. I love your quality and super customer service and look forward to ordering from you every Summer!
I was very happy with my shipment, and how you organized the birds by banding. Great information included with the shipment. I will be recommending your company to my fellow fowl lovers.
I just wanted to drop a note to say how pleased I am with the geese and duck I received. One duck did die the day they arrived, (you offered to replace her, but I declined) but the others are growing well and are very friendly! If my husband ever agrees to more geese, I will definitely order them from you!
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.
I just wanted to say how happy I am that ordering my eggs and receiving them was so quick and easy. I am so excited for this batch of eggs to hatch! I will definitely be a returning customer for my poultry needs. Thanks again!
A note from another happy and grateful customer who has received my baby ducks...healthy and happy...they give me happiness. Thank you.
So happy with the Welsh Harlequin ducklings I received today. Shipped across the country, entire order is still alive and very sassy :)