Cayuga Ducks???

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DuckyChickens11, Dec 29, 2014.

  1. DuckyChickens11

    DuckyChickens11 Hatching

    Dec 12, 2014
    Hi everyone! I've got six hens, 1 rooster and 2 ducks (drake and hen). The ducks I have are khaki campbells and I absolutely love them. I'd like to get more ducks in the spring and I'd like to get a pair of Cayuga ducks. The chickens and ducks I have now are all cooped together and get along well.
    Does anyone have any experience with Cayugas and other duck breeds & chickens? Any words of advice?
    (Also, I live in New England with pretty cold winters. I have read cayugas are cold weather hardy.)
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    I have an extended family member in New England who got Cayugas this year and so far, so good. They are in a mixed flock with chickens, Muscovies, Buffs, and Pekins.
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  3. Richb353

    Richb353 Chirping

    Love me some Cayugas.....
    Fortunately I'm in Florida, so I have no cold weather issues to worry about. All my research says they are a hardy breed of duck and they did originate from Lake Cayuga of the Finger Lakes region of NY. I have 11 (5 girls) and they seem to be pretty quiet and mellow as far as ducks go. They will let out a healthy quack from time to time, but for the most part they sound like they are chatting amongst themselves most of the time. They have become familiar with me as I feed them twice a day, but they take a little longer to eat out of the hands of people they don't recognize.

    I picked this breed because they are endangered, one of the few American breeds of duck, and I used to live in upstate NY and have fond memories of the place including Lake Cayuga. As mentioned, they are also said to be one of the calmer more docile breed of duck.

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  4. Deester

    Deester In the Brooder

    Aug 19, 2013
    I have and only have Cayuga. I love them. They are relatively quite with personality. Easy to take care of and of course are beautiful. Any specific questions?

  5. I have 16 Cayugas (2 drakes and 14 females) that I would not trade for anything. They are beautiful, friendly and funny. And, they are laying eggs like crazy. While they have the reputation of being a quiet breed they can be noisy if they get going. I think of it as a bunch of old ladies sitting around telling jokes and laughing because that is what they sound like and it can get a bit loud. But most of the time they just chat among themselves. I am hoping to breed and have ducklings in the spring.
  6. Jessica89

    Jessica89 Chirping

    Oct 9, 2014
    North Wales
    I have two Cayuga's and two Saxony ducks.
    I LOVE the Cayuga's. They are friendlier, funny and the female lays an egg everyday whereas the Saxony female isn't a good layer at all.
    They are so pretty too :) Meet Roy and Sybil..


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  7. They are beautiful. I have 16 and get 6-8 eggs every day from them. And you are so right. They are friendly, funny and really a pleasure to have around.

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