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.
Just wanted to drop a quick note to say thank you for the beautiful ducklings! I ordered ten assorted females and they came in today all happy and vibrant. Thank you for your excellent service and I will be sure to tell everyone about you!
My ducks and goose made it to Arkansas...so cute...excited being first time duck and goose mama! Thank you!
All ducks arrived safe and sound. Your company is amazing. Thanks once again.
My first EGG-sperience with getting birds or hatching eggs from a hatchery and Metzer Farms was EGG-straordinary! I ordered 3 Chocolate Runner hatching eggs and 2 Cayuga hatching eggs. All arrived in EGG-cellent condition! And they sent and EGG-stra Runner egg! 100% hatch rate! They are a month old now and thriving. They were my first ducks and were worth it. If you want ducks, order from Metzer Farms!
We received our 6 Appleyards back on March 20th and could not be more thrilled with their growth and beauty. We've raised other breeds in the past and enjoyed them all, but none came close to these. Not only are the Appleyards lovely, they are noisy and hilarious, just what we love in a duck.
Just wanted to say thanks for the hatching eggs sent earlier this past April. All six were viable and five hatched. I never hesitate to tell people where my ducks come from, or how pleased I am with my purchases.
Just wanted to let you know that I got 12 very healthy and active duckling this morning. They had consumed all of their Gro-Gel and were looking for food and water. Thank you very much. I was a little nervous about the shipping aspect, but they came right on time and this worked out great.
The ducks arrived and are doing great! That was nice of ya'll!! I'll recommend ya'll to my friends when they get some ducks.
Our six-pack of ducklings arrived yesterday morning, and are in great shape. Thanks for finding a way to send out a smaller minimum order, with the heat pack. In the past I've had to order more than I wanted to keep. Your website provides a great deal of helpful information and your service has been quick, professional, and greatly appreciated!
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.
Just wanted to drop a line to share our happiness and appreciation again with you. The Sebastopol geese have matured so beautifully. Pictures do not do them justice. They are fun to watch, beautiful and adding to the pleasure of our life. Thank you for such healthy stock.
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 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.
I just wanted to thank you for the excellent ducks you sent! I picked them up this morning and they were all perfectly healthy and alive...And got home to realize you sent an extra duck! Thank you!! I will most definitely be buying ducks from you next year and for years to come!