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Ducklings

If you have never raised ducklings before, we invite you to try some this Spring from Murray McMurray Hatchery. Ducks are easy to raise, naturally free from disease, and once started require little commercial feed. Although most ducks are raised for their meat, they do lay well and can provide you lots of eggs for baking. Ducks are an attractive addition to any barnyard.  Before ordering ducklings, please check with the Regulatory Agency in your state that controls wildlife management.  You may need a permit.


SMALL ORDERS: We are able to send you as few as 2 ducks or geese.  They will be specially boxed with a heat pack to assure they arrive in great shape.  For orders of less than 10 ducks or geese, there will be a small order charge of $45 to cover the shipping,  special handling, heat pack and boxing fees.   You may order all one breed or combine different breeds to complete your order.


SEXING OF DUCKS: If you order sexed ducks, the males will have purple, black or red leg tape and females will have green, white or yellow leg tape.

 

LEG TAPE:  If your birds were sexed and identified with colored tape, the tape can be removed upon receipt, or the tape will fall off within 14 days.


Ducks are available from March through November. Availability will vary by breed.


Homesteader's Delight
If you are a small land holder and would like a small number of birds but a great variety, this is the assortment you've been waiting for.

Buff Ducks
These ducks are also called Buff Orpington ducks because they originated from the famous Orpington Farms in England.

White Crested Duck
The White Crested Duck is a good dual-purpose breed as they lay an admirable quantity of eggs and grow rapidly if you want to butcher some.

Ducks Deluxe Mix
Let us make up an order for you that will come as a delightful surprise. We’ll send you at least 3 different kinds of ducks in an order of 15.
Runner Duck Assortment
Runner Duck Assortment
This assortment is made of our choice of at least 2 different varieties of: Black, Chocolate, Fawn & White and Blue Runner.

Fancy Duck Package
This rare and unusual package of ducklings will consist of at least 4 different varieties.

Gold Star Hybrid Duck
These ducks were developed for commercial flocks to lay more and larger eggs than the Khaki Campbell duck and have a calmer temperament with a higher fertility.

White Pekin
Originating in China in ancient times, White Pekins were brought to the Western World in the middle 1800’s. Their fine meat quality and egg laying ability quickly made them the first choice of American duck growers.

Jumbo Pekin Duck
It's bred for size first, a meat pen type duck, not a Pekin breed show duck. It is approximately 15 - 18% bigger than the White Pekin ducklings.

Rouen
These attractive ducks bear the name of the famous French city they came from originally. Similar to the Wild Mallard in color, the males have a lustrous green head and neck, a rich purplish brown chest, and steel gray penciling on the upper body.

Flying Mallard

What a treat it is to see these brightly colored ducks winging about your yard. The color pattern is the same as Rouens but Mallards are much smaller and the meat has a gamey taste not found in domestic ducks.


Barnyard Combinations
Here is a chance to get a variety of DUCKS, GEESE, and TURKEYS and save some money at the same time.

Cayuga
The Cayuga takes its name from Lake Cayuga, New York which makes it one of the few duck breeds with an United States origin. The Cayuga is a quiet duck that is very hardy and is known primarily for its brilliant “beetle” green plumage.
Welsh Harlequien Duck
WELSH HARLEQUIN DUCK
The Welsh Harlequin are a fairly new breed, developed by Leslie Bonnett in Wales from two lighter colored Khaki Campbells ducklings in 1949. They came to the United States in 1968 and were accepted into the American Poultry Association in 2001 in the Light Duck class.

Khaki Campbell
Khaki’s are known for being one of the best general-purpose ducks. They are probably the best layers of all of the domestic ducks. They will have a mature weight of around 4-1/2 lbs. and their light plumage makes them easy to pick and nice for table use.

Black Swedish Duck
These attractive ducks are known for their black color and have a white bib that runs from under the bill halfway down the breast. They also have some white on their wings that creates a very eye appealing color contrast with the black.

Runners Ducks
These ducks were developed in Scotland around 1900 from stock that came from the East Indies. These uniquely appearing ducks have long, slender bodies and a vertical posture thus leading to their nicknames of “Penguin Ducks” or “Bottle Necks.”
Sweet Emily (White Layer Duck)
Sweet Emily (White Layer Ducks)

Blue Swedish
These attractive ducks are known for their blue color and have a white bib that runs from under the bill halfway down the breast.