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 purchased some runner ducklings from you that hatched 10/11/10. Saturday, my first ducklings out of the ducks I bought from you began hatching. I must say my blue female is doing a wonderful job of mothering. I have a mix of colors and cant wait to see what I end up with. Thanks Metzer for the wonderful quality ducks.
I received my shipment of precious baby ducks this morning. They arrived safe and sound. They are eating and drinking, all seems good. I have never ordered through the mail, but I have read many comments on FB Raising Ducks 101, recommending your facility. I will certainly recommend Metzer Farms and purchase again.
Just like last year, 100% of the eggs you sent were fertile. I'm thrilled every Blue Runner hatched, and 7 out of 10 Golden 300's. I witnessed some very rough handling but your excellent way of packaging saved them all. The ducklings are all strong and perfect.
We had several questions we emailed you and they were quickly handled. We will definitely only buy our ducklings in the future from Metzer Farms!
What it comes down to is bragging to a lot of people about how nice and patient you were with me and a hope that if all goes well in my 75 year life, I can order 6 more next year.
Many, many thanks for the wonderful, amazing and outstanding geese. I adore them! They are the most personable geese I've ever been around.
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
I recently ordered duck eggs from your company and was a little worried. Rest assured you went above and beyond my expectations! I ordered 16 assorted duck eggs. Of those 16, 10 hatched.
The average live weight of the 200 ducklings we market is over eight pounds at seven weeks.
I want to thank Metzer Farms for my reshipment of ducklings arriving safe and sound! They are lively and doing great and my children than you for the great variety. I'd take a picture, but they are too lively to stay still for one!
Our ducklings arrived today all the way in South Carolina and we had no losses! All 12 are doing great. Also, I dealt with Ashley about my credit card not working, and she was super nice and helpful! Thanks for everything. I will definitely tell others about you all.
We received the ducklings today, a day early as you stated. The post office called us at 7am and we went and picked them up. The kids are thrilled they're both here, and we thank you for an awesome first experience with you all. Thank you again.
Thank you very much for your prompt, detailed answers of all my questions. You and your hatchery are class act people! The only hatchery I will be buying from!
Thank you so much for your understanding and flexibility. I greatly look forward to receiving these animals and I do want guys to know that I highly respect your company and you are the only farm I refer people to as your services over these years have been nothing but satisfactory. Have a wonderful day!