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.
Hello! I have had such great experiences ordering from your hatchery. I mentioned Metzer in a recent blog post, hope that is ok.
I got my ducks on April 18th and they have provided me so much joy and a lot of entertainment. They are all such good quality and you guys have helped me so much for a first time duck owner!
I just received the blown eggs I ordered yesterday. I wanted to tell you how much I appreciated the care you took in the packing of the eggshells. It has been a while since I've ordered any shells to work on and, honestly, I have some bad memories of how most orders were packaged. Thank you so much for setting such a high standard and when I do need more eggshells, I will be contacting you again.
Kudos on being able to successfully ship Muscovy across the Country!
Just a quick note to let you know my geese arrived today safe and sound! They are all eating and drinking, they are beautiful! Thank you so much!
Thank you again for another perfect order. All 3 of my Buff ducklings are happy and healthy. Good and fast shipping to Ohio.
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.
Thank you for the info you have given us. 5 of the 8 eggs hatched! Your patience and time are greatly appreciated! They are all eating, drinking, peeping and active. My kids are so happy!
Hello, didn't know if you had a place to write any reviews about your service, but I was a first time buyer from Iowa and your shipping was amazingly fast and the packaging was extremely well thought of for shipping hatching eggs. All were in excellent shape. And had 100% fertile rate. Keep up the good work!!
I placed an order with you guys and received my ducklings this morning. Thank you so much for getting them to me so soon I love them they are adorable.
For all intents and purposes, Metzer Farms waterfowl is superior to all the other large hatcheries in the USA.
The goslings arrived today. They are beautiful, and very healthy. Healthy is the key! Customer service friendly, and knowledgeable. I would recommend your company to others. Thank you!
I just wanted to let you know, I had ordered ducklings for the first time ever online from you guys...they arrived safe and sound, and every single one of them looked very healthy! I just wanted to thank you so much for being a good business and making my first online chick ordering a success! I will be doing business with you for any future purchases.
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.
Thank you again so much for the beautiful birds. We really appreciate the quality of birds.