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.
A huge thank you for the wonderful ducklings I've received from you over the last two years. They have brought us so much JOY and purpose.
The book i ordered on raising geese arrived today...just two days after ordering!! If this order were on eBay, your feedback from me woudl be five stars!!
The ducks arrived safely and are doing well. My parents are excited to have them and keeping them busy. They can't stop talking about them and how fast they are growing.
I called the hatchery when I got home and reported my findings. The phone was answered by someone Ashley, and I must say she was very courteous, professional, and reassuring. What an asset to your company.
Just wanted to let you know we got the 14 chicks and ducklings. They are all healthy and happy in their brooder. The kids were thrilled to see the chicks especially our 10 year old. I joked to my son that the ducks imprinted on him and he will be followed from now on. Thank you for taking such good care of them.
We just wanted to tell you how excited we are, the first egg hatched today in the 4th grade classroom at Surfside Elementary. It is a beautiful baby Mallard. Thanks for all the wonderful eggs and the information on your website. The kids are so happy. We candled them twice and the kids were able to see movement in most of the eggs.
I called a few weeks ago to ask why you thought my ducks were eating less. By following your advice we got back on track and our ducks are now starting to lay eggs. I appreciated the time you took to address my concerns.
We sell our duck eggs to the public and our ducks can't seem to lay enough eggs to satisfy our customers. Our ducks have always arrived on time and in good happy condition.
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!
We received our order of Cayugas, White Layers, Golden 300s and Buffs that were shipped to us in Anchorage, Alaska. We are writing to you to let you know we are very satisfied with our purchase and will be referring you to everyone who express a desire to raise ducks.
All ducks had telltale green grogel beacks, so I know they all made use of it en route. Thanks again for my lovely starter flock!
I received 5 Silver Appleyard ducklings two days ago. I just wanted to let you know that they arrived safely and they are the sweetest little birds! They are all healthy, eating, drinking and of course pooping like crazy. Thanks for my feathery cuties!
I appreciate your quickness and understand why this company was highly recommended. Thank you and have a good day.
Just to let you know the two Tufted Buff geese arrived today in perfect health, cheeky and plump. Thank you!
You guys have gone above and beyond. Your customer service had been great and it has been a pleasure to do business with you.