Best Egg Laying Breeds?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DuckBoy323, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. DuckBoy323

    DuckBoy323 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering what breeds of ducks are best at egg laying?
     
  2. DuckLover2399

    DuckLover2399 Avian American

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    Ruuners! Or cayugas maybe even khahkis (wait I didn't spell that right did I?)
     
  3. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the best three I heard are best are khakis campbells, welsh harlequins, and runners. I have a khaki drake right now amd I have some welsh coming on monday a some khaki eggs coming hopefully tomarrow or monday. I need some khaki girls. And my mom is getting some runners next spring. Plus I have some rouen and calls. The rouens are for meat and the calls I got becuz they fly and are cool. Next spring I will have all these breeds hopefully forsale, except the runners. And I will maybe have eggs for sale as well.
     
  4. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    We have several adult runners & they're the best layers we have. Plus, ours lay large greenish eggs. We have some khaki campbells, too, but they're still young. Can't wait until they start, though, so I can see how well they do compared to the runners.
     
  5. Kmoreau

    Kmoreau Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have heard metzers golden 300, or white layers. They were bred for the purpose of egg production
     
  6. showjumper_girl2002

    showjumper_girl2002 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have to say muscovy! my dad's hen lays constantly and they are great brooders and mothers!
     
  7. animalpro24

    animalpro24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Runners are excellent layers! My runner lays an egg a day, big green eggs!
     
  8. Rosecomb-Ryan

    Rosecomb-Ryan East Indie Crazed

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  9. jamband

    jamband Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i know some folks with these guys....I think they are a khaki/peking cross and they get an egg a day from each of 50 hens
     
  10. LLCoyote

    LLCoyote Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welsh Harlequins are supposed to lay well, as well as Indian runners. Golden three hundreds are supposed to be the best. I've heard with Indian runners that it's hard to keep track of the eggs if they are free range because they simply drop them and keep walking. I don't own them so I wouldn't know. My WH female was laying almost daily before she molted. I'd say those three are your top picks for eggs. Really though if you get 6 or 7 females of any of these three breeds they should keep you rolling in eggs XD
     

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