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. We will also ship birds 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.
* 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.

Unfortunately, we will not be at the Ohio National Poultry Show in Columbus, Ohio, as we had planned, due to illness in the family. We still have Dutch Hookbill duck hatching eggs available in limited quantities, if you want to coordinate a direct handoff. Otherwise, contact us at connieabeln@gmail.com to give us your email or phone number so we can coordinate a good weather date for shipping eggs.
Note: We do ship adult ducks, weather permitting, but we do not ship ducklings.

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