MO - Dutch Hookbill Hatching Eggs
by Connie Abeln
Looking to share our good Dutch Hookbill ducks with breeders who will appreciate and use them. Right now we have hatching eggs available.
Dutch Hookbills are rare ducks. They are friendly outdoor birds, hardy in cold and heat, good and reliable layers if you pick up eggs daily. They eat very little feed if they have access to pasture, and they readily come back to their pen as it gets dark to be locked up safe. We have a mix of bibbed and dusky colors. The eggs are large, and range in color from pearl-white to light blue. Our flock is NPIP certified and AI-free.
We showed our Dutch Hookbill ducks for the first time at the Missouri State Poultry Association Double Show in Sedalia, Missouri, on April 15, 2017, with good results. Dutch Hookbills are not recognized yet by the American Poultry Association, so they show under All Other Ducks.
Hatching eggs are $30/dozen. We cannot guarantee what happens to eggs after they leave our control.
We will ship when the weather permits, spring and fall mostly.
* Hatching eggs are shipped express mail, fragile, and in a large padded box. Shipping costs range from $30-50, depending on distance and number of eggs shipped. We recommend USPS next-day guaranteed shipping with special handling for best results, which adds $20 to the cost of shipping.
* All shipments are insured, and the buyer is responsible for filing any insurance claims with the US Postal Service if the eggs arrive late or broken. The buyer pays for all shipping costs.
We do plan to attend the Clearview Swaps south of Union, Missouri on the first Saturday of the month for the rest of the summer, but we were sold out of hatching eggs before the June 3, 2017 Clearview Swap. We will also be attending some local shows in Illinois and Missouri, including the Missouri State Fair. To ensure getting Dutch Hookbill duck hatching eggs, or to reserve ducklings to pick up at the swap or other event, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message or text at 636-271-8449. We will probably not have good weather dates for shipping eggs until the fall because of the heat. Note: We do not ship ducklings.