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Best duck breed for egglaying?

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I was thinking of adding ducks to my spring order.  Does anyone know which breeds are best for egglaying? 

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Khaki Cambell......is the best egg laying duck.

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Buff Orps.............Bantam Barred Rocks..........Fainting Goats........."Looking to replenish"
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We have four ducks. 2 white pekings and two cacky campbells. We get four eggs a day. Can't beat that. They lay better than the chickens. One of them lays a double yolker every few days. the egg is hugh at least 3-4 inches long. it wont even fit in a egg carton.

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post #4 of 8

I have the White Goldens from Metzer Farms.  They supposedly have a better egg laying freqyency than Khaki Cambells, which we get an egg a day.  I like them because of their temperment.  Not nearly as high strung as the KCs.

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I have to say Khaki Campbells also, our one hen that is about 5 years old lays everyday, even when we have over a foot of snow.

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Creator of the rose comb legbars. Also breeding LF & bantam sumatras in black, blue, & dun.

http://www.facebook.com/michael.baker1

http://infinityheartfarm.com/poultrybarn.html

 

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The Cambell big_smile

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post #7 of 8

Khakis and Indian Runners are about tied from what I understand. I have lots of both and also have Muscovys and right now the only eggs I get are from my Muscovys. If you want eggs to eat, get Khakis or Runners, if you want a ducks to lay eggs and hatch them get Muscovys.

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Here is a egg production comparison between Khaki Cambells and Golden 300 developed by MF, which is quite similar to the white Golden.
http://metzerfarms.com/egg_prod.htm

I had runners once and they are too high strung for my taste.

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