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What breeds of ducks are the best egg layers?

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And are there any breeds that dont fly? I have a fenced pool and would like to keep the ducks out of it. LOL

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Buff ducks are some of the best egg layers. They don't fly either.
http://www.welphatchery.com/ducks/buff.asp

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Khaki Campbells.

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Originally Posted by Mesa 

And are there any breeds that dont fly? I have a fenced pool and would like to keep the ducks out of it. LOL


Khaki Campbbels and Runners  lay more eggs that most  chicken  (300 a year).

I had Pekins,  good layers of huge eggs, they can not    jump,  or even  dream of flying.
I would say my Pekins produced  230-250  eggs a year.


Edited by pascopol - 4/7/09 at 6:56pm
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I have heard Khaki's so thats what I have.  We'll see once July comes if it is all true :-)

See my crazy bunch at www.whatupduck.com .... 3 Khaki Campbell females and one 13 year old Pomeranian.........1 SH (sweet husband), 2 daughters (out of the nest :-)
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See my crazy bunch at www.whatupduck.com .... 3 Khaki Campbell females and one 13 year old Pomeranian.........1 SH (sweet husband), 2 daughters (out of the nest :-)
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The best two layers are Khaki Campbells and Welsh Harlequin, which are about equal followed by Runners.  None of these ducks fly more than a few feet.

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Khaki Campbells, Welsh Harlequins, and Runners. I actually sold my chickens because they were such poor layers compared to my Khakis. I'm getting Harlequins at the end of the month, so then I'll be able to see how they compare to Khakis.

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I have a  year old Pekin pair, and those two couldn't catch an inch of air no matter how hard they tried!  Now admittedly, they're well fed and so might be a bit, uhh, rotund, but there's no way they can fly.

The female, to my surprise, has turned out to be a decent layer as well.  We got them for fun, and so didn't pick them for any express purpose, but she started laying a few weeks back, and has been giving us roughly an egg a day.

And, I can affirmatively state that the good press that duck eggs get for baked products is WELL deserved!  I've never had cakes, cookies and brownies turn out like this!

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male muscovies dont fly - too heavy to take off
but the girls are awesome flyers, they need to be clipped

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