At Croft Waterfowl we offer a number of sevices:
LARGE SILVER APPLEYARD & SAXONY
All our birds are bred from carefully selected, unrelated ducks and drakes from top quality bloodlines. New life breeds new hope, and a bright future for these breeds.
From ducklings to point of lay, stock is sometimes available.
We can also offer Sebastopol hatching eggs and sometimes have goslings and young stock available. Contract hatching for geese is available.
Our hatching record is superb and in 2020 & 2021 we managed to hatch 100% of all fertile goose eggs we set, which is rather exceptional..it is a pass time that we see as: enjoyable, a challenge and ultimately a rewarding experience.
Call or message us through our ‘Contact’ page. Your enquiries are always welcome and we will endeavour to respond as promptly as possible.
We frequently sell hatching eggs for all of our current breeds. We are happy to take pre-season orders, although our order book will normally open around mid March.
Eggs are collected and cool stored in the correct & appropriate orientation be it duck or goose. They are turned 5-6 times per day to keep the yolk centred and in prime condition ready for incubation in the case of duck eggs, less so for goose. Before dispatch each egg is candled to check the condition is perfect. We try to avoid dispatching eggs that are over 5 days aged, as we like to give our client (and the breed), the very best chance of achieving a successful hatch. Goose eggs have a longer ‘shelf life’ to this end, but we still insist on only sending the very freshest for the same reasons.
For full information regarding purchase of our hatching eggs, take a look at our ‘Hatching Eggs’ page.
INCUBATION AND HATCHING SERVICES
GOING ON HOLIDAY?
A LAST MINUTE CHANGE OF PLANS OR UNEXPECTED EVENT?
Leaving your incubator and its precious cargo with a friend or relative who knows little or nothing about hatching, whilst helpful is not always the best idea. Small errors can lead to avoidable losses, and ultimate disappointment for all concerned.
We can offer independent incubation and hatching cover in your absence. Contact us through our ‘Contact Us’ page to discuss your requirements.
Good quality incubators are an expensive commodity if you are only planning to use it once, and as such we can also offer incubation services on your behalf, – subject to one of our incubators being free!
If you wanted us to hatch a specific breed such as ‘RUNNER DUCKS’ or ‘AYLESBURYS’ for example, we can attempt do this on your behalf by specific arrangement.
Enquiries are always welcome…