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.
For several years as a teacher, I ordered fertile duck eggs from Metzer Farms and hatched them in my classroom. The children were always enthusiastic about the process and thrilled to see the ducklings hatch. A successful hatch has been a common experience with eggs from Metzer Farms.
Thanks Metzer Farms! All my ducklings arrived in two days, in perfect condition, active and hungry, and took to feed and water immediately. The neighborhood kids are interested, asking questions and learning all about ducks, as am I. They named them all! Black Jack, Smack Jack, Flap Jack, Cracker Jack, Billy Jack and Bumper Jack.
Got my baby ducks this morning. The health and activeness of these ducks was unbelievable. I have ordered baby birds for years and have never gotten birds that were so nice and active.
I am so happy with my ducklings. They arrived yesterday morning. I got the call at 7am. All were lively and started eating and drinking immediately. I was very worried, being that it is January and we live in New Hampshire.
The ducklings & geese arrived this morning. They all appear to be very healthy and happy at this point. Here are a couple of pics. Stay tune for more pics as they grow. Tell the guys in the back thanks again for sending very healthy birds.
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.
I'm just a very small customer who is totally satisfied, reporting on your ducks' progress! The ducklings are wonderful, big, healthy and glowing with energy. Thanks again - as the conversation swirling around your ducklings at the clinic confirmed, one gets the best from the best so... You're the best!
My baby ducklings(Surfin" Babies) arrived this morning on schedule. They were very active and peeping. The post office was impressed with the packaging and the ducklings, as was I. Looking forward to purchasing others and giving you thumbs up.
Just a thank you for the wonderful eggs you sent. They were 100% fertile, and the ducklings are strong and beautiful, beyond my wildest expectations. I found out you shipped the eggs the very same day they were ordered. Now that's service! I'm a very happy customer, and plan to try some Metzer Golden 300's next year.
Thank you so much for being so efficient. I contacted a previous company who still even now hasn't replied so it's reassuring to know there are nice companies out there!
Thank you so much for the ducklings. The kids love them and I can't tell you how much it means to our farm. You guys are really great.
I placed an order with you guys! I got 10 Mallards and one Sebastopol. They came in great shape yesterday and are doing great! Thanks for a pleasant ordering experience!
Just wanted to say thank you for my beautiful ducklings! You all did an amazing job packing them up to handle their journey. All six made it all the way to Massachusetts in great shape.
Our newest additions, Daisy and Ruby arrived safely. They are currently inside getting adjusted. Can't wait to put them outside in their new duck habitat.