My duck has been laying for exactly 1 year today...egg count 355-360

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Wokawidget, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. Wokawidget

    Wokawidget Songster

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    Hi,

    My White Campbell has just poroduced 355-360 large pure white eggs in her 1st year! Go Boggling!
    Pretty much every day between 7am - 8am.

    She free ranges in my back garden in the North of England.

    The reason the figure is not exact is that a couple of times she broke her egg when it was thin shelled and we caught her chomping on it.
    There were five times when there was no egg...but slight traces of yellow on her beak and chest...we suspect she accidentally broke these and decided to have a free breakfast and woof them down...but we cannot prove it and it would not stand up in a court of law.

    White Campbell
    Name: Boggling
    Born: May 25nd 2009
    1st Egg: 2nd Sept 2009
    Egg Pattern: 11111111111111...same all year
    Eggs: Large white colored eggs
    Broody: Never...but if she give her an egg she tucks it under her and makes a nest. covers the egg and leaves.
    Friendliness: 10/10. VERY friendly indeedy. Loves being stroked and comes up and tugs on your shoe laces, socks or trousers to be stroked. She's a house duck on an evening. Soemtimes she quacks at the back door during the day when I am working upstairs and keeps quacking until I come outside and pay her some attention.
    Cleverness: 8/10. Knows a lot of commands, her name and tricks...can be deliberately a bit stuborn sometimes.
    Picture:
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    Woka
     
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2010

  2. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    [​IMG] Well done!! What a little machine. I have a pekin who has been laying for over a year except for a few broody periods.... But only about 300 eggs all up for the year.
     
  3. LizGled628

    LizGled628 Chirping

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    What a pretty little girl!
     
  4. babalubird

    babalubird Songster

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    Cool. Didn't know the Campbells came in white. Does she always lay in the same spot where you can reliably find the eggs or does she leave them everywhere where they are sometimes hard to find? Asking because we are interested in getting ducks for egg production and sale. Thanks. Connie
     
  5. Wokawidget

    Wokawidget Songster

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    White as they come.

    Ducks usually lay in the coup 1st thing in the morning before you let them out...or in Bogglings case she lays in her basket indoors [​IMG]
    I've heard somewhere you shouldn't let ducks out until they've laid as they'll drop them anywhere...

    Woka
     
  6. gmendoza

    gmendoza Songster

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    What a working gal! Give her big hugs from me!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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