Does anyone have info on a type of Duck breed that lays well?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by LadyofChickRose, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. LadyofChickRose

    LadyofChickRose Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi guys! I' m looking to add some Ducks to my flock in a couple of years and I' m trying to find a good laying breed of Duck but I don' t know were to start, can anyone give me a lead to an at least a decent layer breed?
    Thank you.
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Runner Ducks and Khaki Campbells are great choices.
     
  3. learycow

    learycow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Khaki campbells, welsh harlequins, and hybrid 300s lay the most, 300-350 per year
    Anconas, pekins, runners, rouens, buff will lay closer to 200-250 eggs per year
    Cayugas, muscovy, swedish will lay fewer than that

    So I suppose it depends on what you like and how many eggs you want. Also keep in mind that they are productive longer than chickens. So instead of getting 2 good years of laying, you'll get closer to 3-4, even 5 with some breeds of ducks
     
  4. LadyofChickRose

    LadyofChickRose Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! I'll keep all suggestions in mind!
     
  5. LadyofChickRose

    LadyofChickRose Out Of The Brooder

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    Just looked up all the ducks that the two of you suggested, they are all neat looking and the Welsh Harlequins look really pretty, thanks, I'm really happy with all the varieties and I'm gonna go through them all!
     

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