Sunday, March 13, 2011

Exporting Ducklings and Goslings Around the World

Originally posted by John Metzer on Wed, Sep 15, 2010 @ 05:25 PM 

We export ducklings and goslings around the world.  Within the past twelve months we have shipped to:
  • North America: Mexico, Canada (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec,New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island)
  • Central America and Caribbean: Guatemala, Dominican Republic, Trinidad, Bermuda, Panama
  • Southeast Asia: Thailand, Malaysia, South Korea
  • Middle East: United Arab Emirates 
  • South Pacific: Tahiti
All these birds are shipped from San Francisco International Airport and we utilize Delta or United airlines the vast majority of time.  Both have excellent customer service, travel to many destinations and have reasonable rates.  For Canada shipments we typically use Air Canada, which is also an excellent airline.




We have had inquiries from Africa and countries in the Indian Ocean but the difficulty there is getting the birds to their destination soon enough.  We normally deliver them to the airport at noon on Monday and they must arrive at their destination by Wednesday morning (our time).  After landing they must still go through customs and travel to the farm which normally takes several hours.  In addition, we must use one airline for the entire trip.  Airlines will not accept live animals from a different airline along the way.




Luckily, most countries accept our health certificate, though some countries require additional tests.  For example, Mexico requires an Avian Influenza test within 30 days of departure.  The first step is for you to contact your federal veterinary authorities and ask them what is required to import from the United States.  is our standard health certificate sufficient or are additional tests required for your country?

Then you can contact us to see if we can get the flights to get the birds to you within an appropriate period of time.  Please email us directly at metzinfo@metzerfarms.com or phone us at 1 831 679 2355.  

We ship all types of birds, from meat birds to layers to some of the more special goose breeds.  If you have an interest in importing our birds or learning how to export from the USA, visit the Exporting Page on our website.

40 comments:

  1. This is great I live in Cincinnati Ohio and I did not think you could ship them all the way here but you can this is great

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  2. hello, no service in Spanish??? I'm from mexico and how we do the paperwork to send here?, Greetings

    hola, hay servicio en idioma español??? soy de mexico y como se hacen los tramites para enviar aqui?, saludos

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  3. In the spring we have Cindy, who speaks Spanish, working in the office if you want to phone us for more information. 1-831-679-2355 Thank you.

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  4. thailand and malaysia only? can you export here in our country the Philippines? how much would be the total cost?

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  5. We have shipped to the Philippines before and will again next week. The air freight cost depends on the number of birds we are shipping. If you contact us via phone or email and tell us how many birds you want, we can get a freight quote.

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  6. Hello
    I try to order 10 embden goslings and ship to Thailand but shipping cost is $825 + $75.00 for a health certificate.
    How to make lower shipping cost.

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  7. It does not cost that much for a small box of birds by air freight. Please contact us directly at metzinfo@metzerfarms.com

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  8. I wonder what would be the cost to Australia? But then again, we have that many regulations and quarantine I am beginning to wonder if it is worth it... But I would love some Sebastopols and and Tuffed Buffs...

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  9. To protect their animal industry from disease introduction, Australia has very stringent import regulations. I am sure it would be very difficult and expensive. We would not want to tackle that at this point.

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  10. Do you ship birds to Turkey or Kazakhstan?

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    1. We can ship anywhere if: 1) we can find one airline that will take live animals all the way from San Francisco to the final destination - we cannot use more than one airline 2) they arrive within 36 hours of leaving San Francisco and 3) our health certificate is acceptable by the importing country. For a sample health certificate, go to http://www.metzerfarms.com/HealthCert.cfm If these conditions are met, we can ship to you.

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    2. Dear mr. Metzer, did you have any shipments to Cambodia? Do you ship geese 4-5 weeks old as well?
      Waiting on reply to Uri Moschell
      Ajt.urim@gmail.com

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  11. Dear Metzer,
    Can you ship into Dar es Salaam Tanzania? in east Africa?

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    1. I am sure we can ship hatching eggs but there would probably be too many connections to ship day-old birds. The first step would be for you to get the health requirements from your national veterinarians and send that to us in English. We would also need to know what you want to order and we can quote you a price. I assume the airport is Julius Nyerere International Airport? Please contact us at metzinfo@metzerfarms.com Thank you.

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  12. Hello,
    Do you export goslings or hatching eggs to Panama? I am interested on getting some Chinese Brown. Thanks!

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    1. We have in the past. Please contact us directly for more information at metzinfo@metzerfarms.com
      Thank you.

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  13. hi sir,

    Can you export ducklings and gooslings to india....if not can you make some special arrangements ? how am I suppose to contact metzer farms ..please guide me

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    1. Yes, we can export to India. Contact us at metzinfo@metzerfarms.com. Thank you.

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    2. PUEDEN EXPORTARME A MEXICO 30 GANSITOS, 30 PATITOS Y 30 POLLITOS?.

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  14. How much to take 4 American buff to the Dominican republic

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    1. Please contact us directly at 800-424-7755 or email us at metzinfo@metzerfarms.com

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  15. DEAR SIR JOHN METZER IF I GOING TO BUY 2 PAIR OF EMBDEN GOSLINGS ..IS MY ORDER CAN ARRIVE IN MY EXACT LOCATION IF I LIVE IN ROMBLON, PHILIPPINES ? AND HOW MUCH IT COST.....

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    1. The goslings would have to be shipped by air freight. I am guessing the cost for this would be $150 plus the $80 health certificate. Philippines also requires extra documentation that cost $75. The charge for delivery to the airport varies but ranges from $20-$125 depending on how many shipments are going. The birds themselves would only be about $40. You would have to pick them up in Manila. If this is of interest, contact us in March or April as that is when we will be hatching them. Thank you.

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  16. could you please inform me whether you could possibly ship ducklings, goslings and/or hatching eggs to europe, greece and if so, at what price?
    thank you,
    M.L.

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    1. We are not currently shipping to the EU. Thank you for asking.

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    2. Hello, I'm sorry to hear that MF cannot ship birds to the EU as I live in France. Could you possibly ship hatching eggs?
      Thanks!
      Drew

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    3. They have the same requirements for live ducklings as they do hatching eggs. So, at this point, we can't. Sorry

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  17. Delta Airlines and Jet Blue Airlines comes to Grenada three to four times per week.
    Is there a possibility for us getting some ducklings. Our farm in in need of 800 ducklings and we will continue to increase as we go along

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    1. Please email us directly at metzinfo@metzerfarms.com Thank you.

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  18. Are you shipping to Grenada. Delta Airlines and Jetblue Airlines comes to Grenada three to four per week

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  19. I live in Puerto Rico I am interested in ducklings

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  20. We can ship by air freight to Granada. We can mail to Puerto Rico.

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  21. I need duckling and I live in Dar es Salaam Tanzania East Africa is it possible to ship here ?

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    1. It takes too much time to ship to Africa so we can only send hatching eggs.

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  22. can u ship goose eggs in the philippines 48 pcs ready for hatching? how much will it cost?
    thank you

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    1. Please contact us in mid to late April. We have no eggs now but we normally have extra goose eggs to sell in May. Thank you.

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  23. can ducklings be shipped to Saint Lucia in the caribbean ?

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  24. can duckling be shipped to Saint lucia in the caribbean ?

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    1. I am sure they can IF a major airline (American, United, Delta) flies to Santa Lucia. We cannot use one airline to fly them to Miami and another airline from Miami to Santa Lucia. The airlines will not do this. In addition, it has to be cooler than 85 degrees in Miami for American to accept them. So my guess is it would be better to try shipping in October or November.

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