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.
The first stop we made after opening the box at the post office was our local avain vet, who was shocked at how spry and active they were and how little stress they seemed to have been under during their cross country trek. In three years we have had virtually no health concerns with them.
I just wanted to let you know that my duck hatching eggs arrived this morning in perfect condition! And am so far very pleased with the service you have provided me! Thank you so much! I will be ordering from you in the future for sure!
The ball ducks arrived today. They are settling into their new home. The family loves them and everyone is eating and drinking great. We are so excited to start our duck journey!
Received order no problem what so ever. Always a pleasure doing business with you. Third year with no issues.
And your customer service is exceptional. My goslings arrived on time in a clean, comfortable box with gel to eat. Thumbs up!!!
Thank you again for the info and for such lively and healthy ducklings and goslings. All I purchased from you arrived in top condition and have remained in great shape. If I decide to order ducklings or goslings in the future you will get my business because of your great service and quality birds.
We have always won with your geese and especially Jumbo Pekins. They just don't have much in WI for waterfowl. My order usually arrives with very low if any mortality considering it comes half way across the US. Thanks again.
Just for the record, John Metzer and staff are friendly, knowledgeable, and the birds....through the years! are very fine quality, at least in my experience. These days it's rare to find such a great customer service!
I received my 11 ducklings Wednesday, 6/5, after being hatched Monday morning 6/3. Two day shipment to my home in Panama, New York is great!! All 11 baby ducklings arrived healthy and lively, and remain that way.
The babies arrived safe and sound, and OMG are they cute! I'm thrilled with them!
I am here to tell you that your Blue Swedish ducks are FANTASTIC. The show I went to was the Rocky Mountain Feather Fanciers show in Brighton, CO. I ended up winning reserve medium duck for the futurity part of the show, but in the traditional I ended up winning Champ Medium duck, Champ Showmanship in the senior division, and Champion waterfowl by a JR.
I wanted to take the time out to thank you for our recent purchase. I am a second grade teacher in the Bronx and I ordered 16 fertile eggs from you 2 months ago. I am SO pleased to tell you that out of the 17 eggs that you sent, ALL 17 were fertile and 16 hatched!!
I ordered ten Khaki Campbell eggs from you. I'm on day eighteen of incubation and so far ten of the eggs are still developing perfectly. I just wanted to thank you for not only the fast shipping with amazing packaging but also for the excellent fertility rate! I will definitely be purchasing more eggs from you guys in the future!
I picked up my birds and they were all very well! The pair of Sebastopol geese have been the center of all the conversations with friends and family. Can't wait for them to grow up! Thank you so much for another wonderful hatch! Looking forward to many years of your birds
What's with these Golden 300 Hybrid Layers? It's the dead of a Maine winter. Gets dark before 4 in the afternoon. And we are still getting six to eight eggs a day from eight ducks! These girls don't want to quit. I keep talking these girls up to people who ask about ducks for eggs.