NOTE: To help ensure the safe arrival of your birds when they are to be shipped, we require a minimum purchase of five ducklings. There is no required minimum if you are personally picking up your birds.
Silver Appleyard ducks are a heavy-bodied duck that does not fly. They are curious, gentle, and weigh between 8 and 10 pounds when mature. Drakes have an emerald green head that shimmers green, purple and black in the sunlight. As they age, white splotches may highlight the green, often at the ‘cheeks’. Their breast is colored with mahogany, and their wings are gray, white, and black with a rich blue accent stripe.
Silver Appleyard hens lay approximately 220 to 250 eggs a year. Primary colors range from dark tan to white, with brown or black stripes down the feather length on the upper wings, back, chest, belly and tail. The hens generally have tan or light gray on the upper, exposed half of their necks, white on the underside.
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NOTE: To help ensure the safe arrival of your birds when they are to be shipped, we require a minimum purchase five ducklings. There is no required minimum if you are personally picking up your birds.
Orders are shipped on Monday or Tuesday via the United States Postal Service. We charge a flat rate of $35 for sending a box of chicks (20-chick maximum per box) via USPS Priority Mail Express. You will receive the tracking number by email and a text message when the birds are shipped. To ensure the speediest shipment, all shipped chicks are carried to a USPS hub, either in Raleigh or Greensboro. Unfortunately, the USPS does not guarantee overnight delivery of chicks. Delivery often depends on your zip code location. Please contact your local post office and alert them of the expected delivery. Chicks will be held at your local post office for you to pick up. We encourage you to track your shipment progress.
Thornfield Poultry guarantees receipt of the same number of chicks ordered and their survival for 72-hour after you receive them. We strongly recommend you take a photo of your received chicks as soon as you pick them up. Please contact us immediately (no later than 72 hours after the receipt of your birds) via email@example.com and at 984-297-0066, if any chicks are dead upon arrival. Unfortunately, we do not replace deceased birds, but refund the value of the deceased birds. A photo will be required to complete your refund.