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Duck & turkey eggs, are they worth it?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Tweeza, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. Tweeza

    Tweeza Songster

    Aug 17, 2008
    New England
    I've noticed alot of you also have ducks, turkey and other birds. The ducks and turkeys, do they have a laying season or do they lay more like chickens? My DD is sensitive to chicken eggs but can have duck eggs (according to the tests).
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2009
  2. Mine are seasonal layers....although I have Cayugas & Muscovies. My silkys are not laying, yet...but Khaki Campbells may lay more than these others...
  3. Tweeza

    Tweeza Songster

    Aug 17, 2008
    New England
    Quote:How long is a season and how many eggs do they lay?

  4. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
    Khaki's and runners can lay all year. My Buff duck is a seasonal layer but can still lay over 200 eggs a year. I can react at times to chicken eggs if I have too many that is why I am trying the ducks. I just got them, so they are adjusting to their home and not laying yet.
  5. jossanne

    jossanne Songster

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    We had a pekin duck who was laying every day until the geese killed her. [​IMG] I think she would have laid eggs all year long. They were very nice, slightly smaller than my chickens were laying.
  6. willowcol

    willowcol Songster

    Oct 10, 2008
    Macclesfield NC
    I have rouen ducks, they hatched in april, she started laying in Sept. and has laid an egg almost everyday since. Not sure if they have a season or not, but she sure doesn't seem like she does.

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