Ducks , Egg Laying

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by cristina33, Jan 2, 2008.

  1. cristina33

    cristina33 Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    I am looking into getting some ducks. I would like a duck that is a good egg layer and friendly pet. Could you tell me how your ducks are?
  2. Picco

    Picco Songster

    Mar 14, 2007
    Runners and Khaki Campbells are the best layers and there is a strain of white muscovies that are pretty good layers. They all make good pets if they are handles regularly but I prefer the muscovies as they seem to have more personality.
  3. Dodgegal79

    Dodgegal79 Songster

    Dec 1, 2007
    Princeton BC Canada
    Look into muscovys, they are really neat ducks. I also have runners and Khakis, the Khakis are ok, I didn't get then when they were little. The runner I have had since they were 4 days old. They like to talk to me but they don't like ma anywhere near them. And they are LOUD, very very loud. These runners I had in my house until they were 3 weeks old and they would run around my kitchen and pick up the crumbs. I also had a few baby muscovys with them. The runner will not let me touch them but the muscovy will come up to me and talk and let me scratch their necks.
  4. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Songster

    I have 3 Muscovies............2 being female.......both of them are laying almost daily now........I have 3 runners.......again 2 female.but they have just reached egg laying age but I dont expect eggs until cold weather passes.............neither of the runners or Muscovy ducks let me pet them though........Scovies are a pretty interesting duck and SOOOOOO guiet !
  5. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Crowing

    Apr 9, 2007
    I say Khaki Campbells or blue swedish. Those 2 are my fave breeds out of all the ones I've had. My Khaki Campbells were good egg layers. I got them when they were adults and they tamed down pretty fast compared to some other breeds.

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