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.
Our ducks arrived a few days ago. Because we live in Alaska, they had been in transit for over a day. They arrived healthy and a little frantic (which I took as a sign of outstanding intelligence). I was worried that the fate of 4, one day old ducks, when sent on a cross continental postal odyssey, would not be a good one. But Helga, Belinda, Gwendolyn and Beeky are doing great. Thanks so much.
I just received my ducks and geese and everything is great. They are settling in and are quite the characters already. This is my first time with geese so I can't wait to see how they turn out. Thank you so much for the help with ordering, you made the experience with ordering enjoyable.
We are so thankful to have had such great experience in watching our geese grow. It has been such a joy! They are well and happy..my husband and I raised two great guys. We settled down a bit now and this has just been such joy to us!!
I ordered 20 chickens and 15 ducklings that were delivered today. All of my birds arrived alive and in very good shape! I could not be more happy or impressed with by the service and quality of Metzer Farms! This is certainly where I will place all future orders.
I placed an order with you in May of this year. I was so very nervous, however with the wealth of information on your website and the great condition the babies were in, they are now just about fully feathered. I am so happy with the quality and great health of these birds. I will be placing another order in the spring of 2017. A huge thank you and you get 12 out of 10 stars for your service, bird care and breeding.
I do sincerely appreciate everyone at your farm taking time out of their busy day to always be kind enough to answer my questions. To get an answer back to me on this right away only shows your professionalism.
The ducklings arrived early this morning, the post office let me come to the back door at 7:30am! They seem totally healthy and very lively. Thank you so much! I'll be sure to recommend you in the future.
Our order arrived last Saturday and I quickly incubated them. I candled them today and am happy to report that all but one look like they are growing. Thank you so much!! I will gladly recommend your farm!!
Just wanted you to know that my two baby Welsh Harlequins arrived in Butler, PA today and they are perfect! So adorable, and so cuddly. Thank you!
Just wanted to say thank you very much for the babies, your quick response in the change of shipping dates and the overall process - it was a breeze! I truly appreciate everything and so happy with your product and service - I will be sure to recommend you!!
I want to thank Metzer Farms for my reshipment of ducklings arriving safe and sound! They are lively and doing great and my children than you for the great variety. I'd take a picture, but they are too lively to stay still for one!
I just want to thank you! I ordered just two female Rouens as egg laying pets fro you all a month ago, and I couldn't be more pleased! I have raised a few ducks in the past and I've never enjoyed such strong healthy animals as these.These two girls are also docile and friendly. Thank you for such quality!
I wasn't sure where to leave a review for my order from your website and farm but I was so pleased with the ducks I bought I felt I had to let you know. I ordered 6 female Mallards and they arrived quickly and in great condition. Metzer Farms has great service and great ducks, and I'd definitely refer you guys to anyone and definitely will be ordering more ducklings and hatching eggs from your site.
Waterfowl are in general by far the easiest type of poultry to raise.
I just wanted to send you a quick email to let you know the 5 little ducklings I ordered arrived this morning, safe and healthy. They are adorable, I'm delighted with them. They are eating, drinking, and running all around their pen. Thanks again.