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 a limited number of hatching eggs available.

Dutch Hookbills are rare ducks. They are friendly outdoor birds, hardy in cold and heat, good and reliable layers spring through fall 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 both 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 will ship eggs when the weather permits, spring and fall mostly.

This spring we have no more adults for sale, but we will ship young adults when the weather permits in the fall.

* 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.
* 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 like to sell locally, within about 50 miles radius of Six Flags Saint Louis. However, we do attend swaps and shows further away, so we may be able to work something out.

We will be showing at the Heartland Classic Poultry Show in Anna, Illinois on March 10, 2018 and at the Missouri Poultry Association Show in Sedalia, Missouri, on April 21, 2018. Contact us if you would like to purchase and pick up eggs there. We may also have a limited number of ducklings available for the April 21 show.

We will probably not be shipping eggs until spring, due to the difficulty of finding good weather for safe shipping.

Contact us at connieabeln@gmail.com and we will coordinate a good time and place to meet for delivering hatching eggs or birds.

Note: We do not ship ducklings.

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