Duck egg production...

ChickenToes

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Khaki Campbells, Welsh Harlequins, and Indian Runners should all lay more eggs than chickens. Most of the other breeds will lay a lot of eggs in the spring and summer, but the 3 listed above will lay all year round.
 

FenDruadin

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For the top five, I'd add magpies and anconas, based on data from Storey's Guide (Dave Holderread). But ChickenToes is quite right on that those three--campbells, harlequins, runners--are best choices for top egg production.
 

Wifezilla

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Khaki's and runners normally don't go broody. It can happen but it isn't the norm.

If you want a duck that lays eggs like a champ but can also brood its own, you want Welsh Harlequins
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texascowboy1979

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Ugh... so why cant I find 5 ducks... the minium on anything is 15.... thats alot of ducks...

Well... I guess I can raise them and then figure out the sexes... set up a breeding group and then eat the rest?
 

FenDruadin

Crowing
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Try advertising on craigslist that you want to split an order with someone. That's how I got my first batch, and it worked very well. McMurray will ship 10 at a time. Good luck!
 

Wifezilla

Positively Ducky
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You can do a small order of Welsh Harlequins from Metzer. Another byc member and I split an order of 6. It as extra, but worth it.
 
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