Ducks Vrs chickens

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by carter145, Dec 9, 2013.

  1. carter145

    carter145 New Egg

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    I was going to start in the business of eggs soon with a couple I chickens, and I am very new at this whole thing so I was wondering what the difference between ducks and chickens were? Are some of the male ducks mean like roosters? What month do they not hatch eggs? Or do they all year-round? Are ducks any nicer? If so what breed? (Ect.)
     
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    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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  3. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If that is the world record for ducks, then chickens win.

    "The World Record for chicken laying was set in 1979 by a White Leghorn who laid 371 eggs in 364 days."


    Ducks are messy. They need at least a little water, like a wading pool. If you have a pond it would probably be easier.

    Would people in your area buy duck eggs?

    If you use chickens, you might want to find out what color of eggs people in your area prefer.

    For white eggs you probably want White Leghorns and for brown eggs you probably want a Rhode Island Red or a sex-link hybrid.
     
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  4. carter145

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    Thanks that helped!!!
     

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