Best duck breed for egglaying?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Frogtown, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. Frogtown

    Frogtown Back 40 Farm

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

    Sara
     
  2. KingsCalls

    KingsCalls Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2007
    New Market,Tn.
    Khaki Cambell......is the best egg laying duck.
     
  3. Sugar Sand Farm

    Sugar Sand Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2007
    North Florida
    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.
     
  4. professor_yellow

    professor_yellow Out Of The Brooder

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    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.
     
  5. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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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.
     
  6. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

    Jul 8, 2007
    Yuma, Arizona
    The Cambell [​IMG]
     
  7. Dodgegal79

    Dodgegal79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  8. professor_yellow

    professor_yellow Out Of The Brooder

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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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