IMPORTANT ORDERING INFORMATION: Eggs are collected fresh from our breeding flock and shipped by USPS Priority Mail. Hatching Eggs are labeled with breed code to help with ID during incubation. Eggs can be shipped year-round, but please use your own discretion when ordering during extreme weather. We guarantee that your eggs will arrive unbroken but will not guarantee your hatching success because of the many variables with shipping, incubating, and hatching. Breakage must be reported upon arrival.
Hatch your own Chocolate Runner Ducklings at home! The eggs you receive will not be chocolate, but the ducks will have a beautiful color similar to varying shades of dark chocolates. The eggs you receive will be white to blue-green and weigh about 65 - 80 grams each. Incubation time for Runner Ducklings is about 28 days.
Runner Ducklings are known for their slim, upright bodies. Being excellent foragers and smaller than other ducks, they may be less prone to damaging garden plants. The average Chocolate Runner adult weighs only about 3 ¼ - 4 pounds each. These speedy ducks possess a unique, primarily vertical stride resembling that of a penguin. They mature around 20 - 24 weeks of age, and females will lay 100-180 eggs annually.