- Rouen Duck
Rouen ducks are the basic coloration of the Mallards only larger and do not fly more than 100 feet. They are a French breed that is used both for eggs and meat and admitted into the American Standard of Perfection in 1874. A great water fowl for the ranch pond, they make good backyard ducks and are good for insect control. The Rouen duck is calm, sociable and very entertaining as pets. The Rouen duck is a slower grower than the Pekin. They also make good show ducks.
We can not ship ducks to Hawaii.
Rouen Duck Projected Availability
PLEASE NOTE: This availability chart is updated periodically and does not reflect the availability of in-store poultry and does not represent a guarantee of shipping date.
We hatch/ship February - September of each season. See Calendar.
We schedule all orders to ship ASAP when the entire order is available. If you would like to delay your order, you can specify your delay date at checkout.
There is an additional small order fee ($20) charged for orders of only 3-14 poultry. We do not ship less than 3 poultry.
- Weights: Hen-----5 lbs Drake----7.25 lbs
- Purpose and Type: Egg Laying and Meat; Exhibition
- Egg Color: Blue Green to near White
- Egg Production:Excellent * 140 -180 eggs per year
- Egg Size: Large to Extra Large
- Temperament: Docile, Calm
- Gender Accuracy: 100%
- Fertility Percentage: 60-75%
- Broody: Setters
- Mating Ratio: 6 Females to 1 Male
- Roost Height: Floor
- County of Origin: France
- APA: Yes, Recognized by the Standard of Perfection
- ALBC: Abundant, Considered a Sustainable Heritage Duck Breed
- Breeder Farm Source: "Cackle Hatchery® Poultry Breeding Farm" developing our bloodline or strain of Rouen Duck Breed since 1977.
Beautiful Review by Perry A
Two birds died in shipment. But I was overstocked by two, so that worked out perfectly. The Rouens are full-grown now and they are beautiful. (Posted on 12/5/2019)
Pleasantly surprised! Review by Haley
We received two hens in our surprise box in early June, now at just 6 months old both hens are laying almost every day! I never expected them to lay so consistently. I would highly recommend these ducks to anyone interested in laying ducks. (Posted on 11/15/2018)
Awesome Review by Ali
Received my babies today. Happy, healthy. Was very happily surprised to find 2 extras. Would absolutely order from Cackle Hatchery again and recommend. (Posted on 6/2/2018)
Cackle Hatchery Review by JoeCustom
My youngest daughter wanted some of those "green headed quackers" for our farm so we ordered some from Cackle. I can not express how pleased I am with the chicks. The came in less than a week from ordering, all were alive, there was even an extra one which really excited my daughter! "We got a BONUS QUACKER Dad!" Thank you so much for helping me make her dream of having ducks come true. I'm sure they will lover living on our farm. We'll be doing business with Cackle again in the future. (Posted on 4/26/2018)
Rouen hens are wonderful! Review by Tiffany
Our Rouen hen is my favorite! She has a sweet demeanor and is the most sociable of all our hen breeds. Super pretty and calm as well. I plan to buy more. (Posted on 12/3/2017)
Im very happy with this order. Review by David
I got my 8 ducks 3 weeks ago and they are growing quickly. I will recommend this breed and hatchery. (Posted on 5/24/2017)
great Review by jonmarc
i love those cuties (Posted on 4/5/2017)
Good ducklings, packaging issues Review by Apyscher
Just received my Rouen ducklings this morning from the post office. They are very sweet. Prompt delivery. My only complaint is that two of the ducklings had the packing tape severely wrapped in one of their wings and now have gimpy wings and one has a wound on the end of it, which has caused the male duckling to pick on it. (Posted on 6/10/2016)
I will recommend cackle hatchery to everyone Review by Mary
Just got my ducks this morning. I'm very happy with your promt mailing and the post office let me know as soon as they were in. They arrived healthy and as soon as i opened the top of the box they started trying to jump out. I wil be buying from cackle hatchery in the very near future. (Posted on 5/5/2016)
Cackle Hatchery Review by Tammy, Illinois May 2012
All 17 are doing great, eating and of course growing.Thank you for this service that you provide and the assurance than when I order I always get great service and great animals. Thank You (Posted on 12/7/2015)
Cackle Hatchery Review by Sigfrido Puerto Rico May 2010
As you can see I live in Puerto Rico. My chicks were sent Wednesday and arrived today Friday. All of them alive and in perfect condition. Thank you very much. It has been a pleasure doing business with you and will definitely will do business again. (Posted on 11/17/2015)
Received Chicks Review by Wendy Washington April 2014
Wanted you to know we got the chicks this morning! ALL alive and healthy. Very pleased with both your company and the Post Office. I kinda of had many doubts about the Post Office but they were very prompt about letting us know the chicks were there. Thank You (Posted on 11/5/2015)
Thanks! Review by Ryan Arkansas June 2011
We received our shipment of cayugas, turkeys and rouens today in Arkansas. I appreciate your swift response and beautiful birds! Thanks again! (Posted on 11/4/2015)
Got them! Review by Kory Illinois April 2011
Got them! Great quality chicks and very happy with my order! Would Recommend you guys to anyone. Thanks (Posted on 11/4/2015)