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.
All my ducklings arrived this morning safe and sound. Very vigorous babies! Thanks!
After speaking to one of your employees on the phone however, they were able to work with me and find a much closer ship date! I can't wait to receive my new babies! I will be referring Metzer Farms to all of my poultry friends!
I had never ordered from the mail before. I was totally impressed with the whole process, ordering and delivery. You guys definitely have it down. We love our new babies, Snowball, Fawn, DOS and Aflac. They are very healthy. Thank you for making this process so easy.
This is my second time ordering ducks from your farm. So happy with both orders. Thank you for making it so easy and offering such beautiful healthy ducks.
Minutes after I talked to you the post office called (one in Rockford-IL - bigger city than where I live) and said my chicks where in. I went and got them immediately and they're all alive, safe and well. Got them home and they're running around in the pen, eating and drinking. Thanks so much.
So happy with the Welsh Harlequin ducklings I received today. Shipped across the country, entire order is still alive and very sassy :)
I got my ducklings this morning and they are absolutely beautiful and in great shape. Thank you so much for all of your help and please tell Ashley I said thanks to her too. You guys are the BEST!!! I love my little babies. I was afraid when I had them pinioned they would have a big hole in their wings but you can't even tell it! I was so happy to get them and see how healthy they are. Thanks again for all your help with this matter and for being such a great place to order from.
Thank you again so much for the beautiful birds. We really appreciate the quality of birds.
I received 5 Silver Appleyard ducklings two days ago. I just wanted to let you know that they arrived safely and they are the sweetest little birds! They are all healthy, eating, drinking and of course pooping like crazy. Thanks for my feathery cuties!
The Runners are used for herding and they are amazing to watch. They kind of flow like water and keep together like flocks of sparrows do when they fly only the Runners are on foot. I love them.
I am very pleased with my experience with you guys at Metzer Farms and would like to thank you for your extraordinary work.
The heating pad, cup of "something" and the over-all health of the birds, gives your company an A+ rating in my opinion.
I got my six babies early!! Thanks so much for getting them to me perfectly fine.They are happy as can be and tall robust little Indian Runners. I've already mentioned Metzer Farms to a couple people. Also thanks for the great customer service and answering my questions Ashley!
I just wanted to drop in and say I ordered a Buff trio and 2 Welsh Harlequin ducks from you and I could not be happier! They are growing up very nice! I will buy again. Thank you!