Call duck egg production

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Crazy4Fowl, Dec 16, 2014.

  1. Crazy4Fowl

    Crazy4Fowl Chirping

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    Hey guys I have recently been looking at call ducks... They are soo cute and small. I am wondering how much eggs do they lay a year. Perticulary the blue call duck. How much do they lay. Thanks! @Amykins you have a call duck. Could you help me out
     
  2. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Crowing

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    Calls are known to be horrible layers. According to Storey's Guide 25-75 eggs a year. They are also known to be loud and can fly very well. However they are very cute and make good house ducks.
     
  3. Crazy4Fowl

    Crazy4Fowl Chirping

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    Ok thanks!
     
  4. Amykins

    Amykins Crowing

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    Yeah, sadly Calls are dismal at egg laying. BUT, they're explicitly bred to be cute, small, and full of personality and affection. If you want a duck that'll make a good pet and will make your head explode with cuteness, you can't beat a Call. If you're hoping to get a lot of eggs though...sadly you'll have to look elsewhere. :/
     
  5. Crazy4Fowl

    Crazy4Fowl Chirping

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    Ok thanks. We have ordered golden 300 hybrid layer ducks. They lay a lot of eggs.
     
  6. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Crowing

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    They have a very short laying period it's not that they are bad layers, just short duration as i found when mine laid i had eggs coming out my ears but felt like as soon as it began it was over, a few set clutches but never resumed to laying again, mine have not laid in months.
     
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  7. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Crowing

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    Yes, i believe they are the highest or at least within that group. Frankly, i found my Pekin to be good layers!
     
  8. Crazy4Fowl

    Crazy4Fowl Chirping

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    You have golden 300 hybrid layers? They haven't laid in months?
     
  9. Crazy4Fowl

    Crazy4Fowl Chirping

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    Were you talking about golden 300s when you said that?
     
  10. learycow

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    They are seasonal layers and typically lay around 40 eggs (average for my blues) per season (less if you let them go broody and hatch)
     

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