Birdcare

 

Buying Ducks

You may be wondering where you can buy a duck. There are various places where ducks are sold. Some people think that because a duck can be considered a pet, you can easily get them at pet stores. 

 

You can do that; however, a pet store is not the best place to purchase one. Some stores do not get the sex of the duck correct or because the store has so many, some of them end up getting sick or contracting a disease. You can also get them from farms or online retailers.

 

Wherever you get them from, make sure that it is a reputable resource for selling ducks. You’ll want to check them out first. If they have a website, go and look to see what they have. Read their policies and guarantees. Keep in mind that the more you purchase, the less the prices will be for each one. They usually post a bulk price to entice you to purchase more.

 

Please be prepared to pay more for the ducks than chicken. They charge you more per duck than the rate for chicken.

 

You want to go to a retailer that knows what they have and they should also have photos of the ducks on their site so you can at least see what they look like. It’s better to purchase from a site that knows what the sex of their ducks are. You don’t want to purchase one that you may think is a male, but ends up being a female. 

 

If you decide to purchase online, you can get the animals delivered to your place of residence. You can also try eBay and other online retailers that have ducks for sale.

 

It is also possible to get the baby ducks from reputed farms or hatcheries. Either you can go there and pick up the duck you wanted or you can order online and they will ship. There will be some minimum order for online shipping. Purchase where the minimum purchase quantity is up to your expectation. Some hatcheries have minimum quantity of two ducklings. You don’t want to raise more birds than you want.  

 

Some hatcheries hatch ducklings year-round. Some hatcheries stop hatching in some specific months. So please find out before visiting the farm whether at the time of your visit, the ducklings will be available.

 

Another thing to look for is whether the place at which you are buying ducks will also have the supplies required for raising the ducks. This way, you buy ducks as well as supplies and you are ready to go immediately after purchasing the ducks.

 

The place at which you are purchasing should be able to provide you the correct breed and sex of the ducks. Hence, it should be reputable and should be able to guarantee the breed and sex asked for by you. But remember that by the time the ducklings arrive, they should have the necessary infrastructure ready for them.

 

It is easy for you to enjoy the thrill of raising a baby duckling going into adulthood once you have the ducklings you wanted along with the necessary supplies.