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Community => Marketplace => Topic started by: DippyEgg on February 04, 2021, 09:29:11 pm

Title: Wanted: fertile runner duck eggs
Post by: DippyEgg on February 04, 2021, 09:29:11 pm
I meant to buy some runner ducklings this spring, but I can't find anyone that lives locally that sells them. My understanding is that we aren't allowed to travel to buy animals. So I thought I'd try hatching my own. Does anyone have any fertile eggs to sell?
Title: Re: Wanted: fertile runner duck eggs
Post by: harmony on February 04, 2021, 11:10:41 pm
There is no restriction on travelling to buy animals. There maybe local restrictions in place on poultry where there are avian flu outbreaks.


Unless people have artificial lights it is too early for ducks to lay so there wont be many hatching eggs available yet.
Title: Re: Wanted: fertile runner duck eggs
Post by: macgro7 on February 05, 2021, 12:40:07 pm
Where aboits are you in the country?
We will have some khaki Campbell and Campbell cross Hookbill hopefully soon - when they start laying in spring , maybe early March?
Title: Re: Wanted: fertile runner duck eggs
Post by: DippyEgg on February 06, 2021, 10:50:30 pm
Thank you for your replies. I'm in Suffolk. I didn't realise you're allowed to travel to buy animals. In that case I think there's someone about 20 min drive away that I could buy some ducklings from in the spring.

As an aside, I saw an advert on Ebay for fertile runner duck eggs,  1000 for six. Postage was free though !
Title: Re: Wanted: fertile runner duck eggs
Post by: macgro7 on February 07, 2021, 03:03:57 pm
As an aside, I saw an advert on Ebay for fertile runner duck eggs,  1000 for six. Postage was free though !
Don't worry! They don't actually expect anyone to buy the eggs for that much!
As an experienced ebay seller (I make a living from it) I can tell you what they are doing:
They kept the listing from last year, and as the ducks are not laying atm they increased the price to discourage people from buying for now. When the ducks start laying again they will lower the price.
Older listing, with more people watching it, and many more views will get more clicks than new listings, once they lower the price.
You might as well start watching that one, you will get notification as soon as they change the price  ;)