I would like to second what the previous reviewer said. It has been six months to the day that my check to Boondockers Farm for over $100 dollars cleared. At this point I have no ducklings and no refund despite many attempts to contact them and confirm that they were indeed going to ship us ducklings before the weather was too warm. I would not recommend that you send this farm any money. They do not follow their own refund policy and the utter lack of communication is nothing short of rude. It is a pity that they possess the breeding stock from Holderread Farm. The stock is not in good hands.
Hi there, I made an account here just to express my concerns with Boondockers Farm. My partner and I have been trying for months to contact Boondockers, with no avail. We ordered a few ducklings for local pickup, and have heard no response in two months - not even an acknowledgement that payment was received (even though the check cleared). I have called and left numerous messages as well as emailed them multiple times, and we have heard nothing in response. If you are trying to buy ducklings, please consider another farm that will not steal your money. Do not trust Boondockers Farm.
I have never purchased from these people and never will due to their rudeness. I raise and sell different breeds of waterfowl (ducks and geese). I have worked HARD for years to develop show quality lines in some of my breeds. One of these happens to be Ancona ducks. I am still working with my flock and learning as I go. I posted pictures as well as comments on my website. As they were open to discussion, Boondockers was the first to comment. Understandable, as this is a breed they have and are very familiar with. But instead of guiding me, they bashed me telling me I was wrong. Then they proceeded to comment telling everyone that they have the best Ancona ducks around, they know all the secrets, and everyone should buy from them. Hello? Would you do that on SOMEONE ELSE'S webpage? I think NOT! Especially since I did NOTHING to them, I was simply looking for opinions and helpful tips for future breeding.
Honestly, I am on the complete opposite side of the country. I did not see them as being a competitor against me as I know they have a very well established flock and because they are so far from me. I specialize in selling locally anyways. But they must be desperate for business if they feel the need to advertise, in a RUDE fashion, on someone else's website!
So, even if they believe they have the best flock out there, know all the breeding secrets, etc I will NEVER buy from them or recommend them to ANYONE. They are no longer the only breeders and the only hatchery that sells Ancona ducks, so do your research and support someone else. These people don't deserve your business.
On Jan 29, 2013, Boondockers Farm responded with:
"On Jan 30, 2013 4:47 AM, Boondockers Farm responded with:
Who is sounding rude?... you asked for advice and I posted our standards and whos standards we breed by. I also posted because you posted a picture with a wrong color and trying to sell it as that??? Sorry for being correct! The next thing I said was....please buy your birds as we have no intent on trying to steal your business...why you go bashing us as we are all just trying to do our part with the breed is very interesting. See what you get when you try to help others and be friendly!
On Apr 7, 2013 7:44 PM, Boondockers Farm added:
I just wish people would keep the comments about our Heirloom Seed company only, thank you- Evan and Rachel"
I sent Boondockers Farm full payment to purchase 6 day old Anaconas and 6 Saxonys ducklings. My order arrived at the Post Office with 9 dead ducklings and 3 ducklings barely alive. I immediately contacted Boondockers and they e-mailed me stating it was not their fault. Also they suggested that I utilize Express Mail as opposed to Priority Mail. I e-mailed them back stating fine, I will use Express Mail with my replacements. Boondockers indicated that they owe me nothing towards the shipping cost. I have called, e-mailed those Thieves and complained everywhere for 4 months at least. They did not return any of my numerous methods of trying to contact them. I saw some kind of advertisement of theirs on the internet discussing how they are expanding, etc. A space was around for comments and of course I had some for my fellow poultry cohorts. The comment that stung like a Bee for them was classifying them as thieves. Therefore they are 86ing me. That is the understatement for a business that owes me, because I certainly did not order a box of dead ducklings. I have been purchasing live poultry through the mail for almost 6 years from such companies as Mertzer, Ideal Poultry, Blue Poultry, Eagle Nest, Holderread, Sandhill, Country Poultry and Murray McMurray, etc. and I have never had such an experience. My beloveds, do yourself a Blessed service and stay as far away from Evan & Rachel as you can.
On Sep 22, 2011, Boondockers Farm responded with:
"On Jan 30, 2013 4:55 AM, Boondockers Farm responded with:
Al, the customer, has recieved his birds, we contacted Al numerous times with no return in his phone calls. He needs to stop posting false information or we will have to take this to another level. What he is stating is 100% untrue have 3 different shipping reciepts to his address, all confirmed by the post office alive.
On Apr 7, 2013 7:43 PM, Boondockers Farm added:
Obviously everything that is stated by this man on here is a lie. If it wasnt why would he not respond to emails or anything? If you are telling the truth sir please let us know why you are slandering our company?"