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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.
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.
For the last shipment of 2000 ducklings that we picked up at a freezing airport, we only had one dead duckling when we got home. Normally we market 1980-2000 ducklings from each shipment of 2040 ducklings (including the 40 extra).
My wife and I have ordered ducks from you every year since 2005. We have been extremely happy with our ducks that we have ordered from you. They are the best and always turn out to be happy and friendly ducks with lots of personality.