MO - Dutch Hookbill Hatching Eggs

by Connie Abeln

Looking to share our good Dutch Hookbill ducks with breeders who will appreciate and use them. This spring and summer we will have a limited number of hatching eggs available, but we are sold out of juveniles and adults until later in the summer.

Dutch Hookbills are listed with the Livestock Conservancy as critically endangered ducks. They are friendly outdoor birds, hardy in cold and heat, good and reliable layers spring through fall. 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 snowy, bibbed, dusky, mallard, and a few other colors. Our flock includes extreme and moderate bill hooks. The eggs are large, and range in color from pearl-white to blue and blue-green. Our flock is NPIP certified and AI-free.

We showed our Dutch Hookbill ducks at the November 2021 Ohio National Poultry Show in Columbus, Ohio. Our Hookbills won best of variety for Mallard, Bibbed Mallard, Dusky, Bibbed Dusky, and Magpie colors, and our Bibbed Dusky and our Mallard won Champion and Reserve Champion Dutch Hookbill. Dutch Hookbill ducks are not recognized yet by the American Poultry Association, so they show under All Other Ducks.

Our prices for Dutch Hookbill Ducks are:
If they were showed and won, $50/bird
If show quality but not yet showed, $40/bird
If not show quality but almost perfect, $25/bird

We are currently sold out of all adult and juvenile birds.

We have hatching eggs when the ducks begin to lay in the spring. Spring laying started for our ducks on January 28, this year! We offer local pickup as soon as the eggs test fertile, which this year was February. Our first ducklings of the season hatched in mid-March, mallards and a dusky, out of our Ohio National winners. We begin shipping hatching eggs in April, when the weather warms enough for safe shipping of viable eggs. We fill the previous year’s orders first, then move on to this year’s requests.

Hatching eggs are $30/dozen. Let us know if you have a color preference, or want a mix, and we will do our best to fill it with the eggs that are laid. We cannot guarantee what happens to eggs after they leave our control, but they will be insured. We will send you the shipping receipt with the tracking number, so you can track their trip, and file any insurance claims with the USPS, if needed.

Hatching eggs are shipped express mail, delivery guaranteed in 1-2 days depending on location, marked fragile-special-handling with paid special handling, and in a padded box to minimize damage from physical movement and temperature changes. Shipping costs range from $80-125, depending on distance and weight 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.

Contact me at connieabeln@gmail.com to order eggs for shipping, or to coordinate a time and place to meet for delivering hatching eggs. We are near Saint Louis, Missouri, and we regularly attend the local animal swaps in eastern Missouri. We also attend some swaps and shows in other states, so we may be able to work something out.

Updated April 11, 2022

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Mar 21, 2022
HookBill Duck eggs NEW
by: Joe T Massey

Please add me to your waiting list Connie.
I just sent you an email also.
Are your ducks pure? Colors available?
Thank You very much

Feb 06, 2022
Hookbills have started laying!
by: Connie

Thank you to Bridie and everyone else who is contacting me.

The first of the Hookbills began laying a few days ago (during our big snowstorm! What were they thinking!!)

A few eggs froze before I found them, but I found a few while they were still warm and popped them into the incubator to check for fertility...and hopefully to hatch!

As soon as I have fertile eggs, I will be able to provide hatching eggs for local (Saint Louis, Missouri area) pickup.

Otherwise, contact me at connieabeln@gmail.com, and I will add you to the list for shipping eggs after April 15.

Feb 06, 2022
Buy Eggs NEW
by: Bridie spare

I would love to hatch a few. They are beautiful!!!! I have a pond and plenty of pasture. How do I order a dozen hatching eggs. I am so in love with this duck!!!

Nov 19, 2021
Dutch Hookbills
by: Connie

Thanks for contacting me. Send your email address to me at connieabeln@gmail.com, and I will add you to the list.

Nov 18, 2021
Hookbill ducks NEW
by: Lazy L

I am in Missouri and very interested in som ducks in the spring, if your coming to the Missouri State Poultry Show in April, I would love to meet up.

Nov 18, 2021
Hookbill ducks NEW
by: Lazy L

I am in Missouri and very interested in som ducks in the spring, if your coming to the Missouri State Poultry Show in April, I would love to meet up.

Aug 10, 2021
Eggs
by: Simone Chapman

Hi I would like to get some eggs off you if at all possible my email address is simonehadland2000@hotmail.com

Jun 27, 2021
Hi, Kyle NEW
by: Connie

Thanks for contacting me. Send your email address to me at connieabeln@gmail.com, and I will add you to the list.

Jun 27, 2021
Hook Bill Hatching Eggs
by: Kyle

Hello, was wond you have any hookbill eggs available or if I could get on a waiting list? Thanks Kyle

Jun 27, 2021
Hook Bill Hatching Eggs NEW
by: Kyle

Hello, was wond you have any hookbill eggs available or if I could get on a waiting list? Thanks Kyle

Oct 08, 2020
How this works
by: Anonymous

Hi,
The way this works is that you contact me at connieabeln@gmail.com, and I will respond as soon as I can. This year has been hectic for us!
We are at the end of the laying season now, so you could request a spot on the list for spring.
Connie

Oct 01, 2020
One quick question NEW
by: Anonymous

Hi, I would really like to get some hookbill ducks this is my second time being on this site. And I don´t really understand how it works and how I can order so can someone explain how to order these ducklings or hatching eggs.
Thank You!

Jun 20, 2020
Hi, Fara,
by: Connie Abeln

Thank you for contacting me. I just got back from a trip and I am still catching up on emails. I see in your email that you inquired about ducklings, but I do not have ducklings this year, only hatching eggs.

Jun 20, 2020
Dutch Hookbills for sale
by: Fara Ferguson

Hi,
I emailed earlier this week, but I have not heard back. I am wondering it my e-mail might have went into your spam folder? Thanks,
Far

Aug 27, 2019
Contact NEW
by: Connie Abeln

You can contact me at connieabeln@gmail.com

Aug 27, 2019
Interested in your birds and business NEW
by: Anonymous

I would love to be put on a list for next year or anytime for a pair of adults or even ducklings. Wish I saw this post prior to fair! How do we contact you

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