Duck eggs availability?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by amarook, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. amarook

    amarook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking about looking into hatching some duck eggs once we have an incubator up and running. I'm either going to buy one, or my DBF is going to make one. [​IMG]

    Would anyone have any duck eggs available in the next couple months they'd be willing to part with?

    I'm interested in buff orpingtons, but if I can't find them, then any other breed that won't make too much noise, and won't be too big.
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    Thanks!
     
  2. lowcountrypoultry

    lowcountrypoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    I may have some muscovie eggs later on in spring...

    And also Muscovies make no noise [​IMG]
     
  3. Duck Keeper

    Duck Keeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My buff, Cayugas and Khaki are all pretty quiet. Khaki Campbell is sort of skiddish though, the other breeds are calm and (more or less) pretty quiet girls.
     
  4. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    How about a buff/khaki cross?
     
  5. Ducklove334

    Ducklove334 Off to another pond

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    I'm gonna have mallard eggs out my butt all summer,

    as well as Pekin (crested x non), however it's a gamble on those, those ducks are fairly older, I've never gotten one to develop, though several have been fertile, and Blue swedish eggs(blue swed x pekin)

    and maybe some runner eggs, though these girls are ina constant state of broody, so they like, never lay anymore!
     
  6. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

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    We have Muscovy eggs availible now, they are laying like crazy

    Steve in NC
     
  7. Snakeoil

    Snakeoil Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I don't have buffs, but I do have pekin, rouen, and cayuga. The pekin girls are pretty loud when they want something, but most times they are quiet. But they are all 'meat' birds, especially the rouen and pekin, they get up to 10 lbs. The cayugas are meat birds too, but don't get quite as big.
    I probably won't have cayuga eggs then actually, she is hiding her nest somewhere and I can't find it! I think I'm just going to let her set, I've never seen a mama duck with babies! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2009
  9. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

  10. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Quick question...why buffs? Are you looking for a good dual purpose breed?
     

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