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question about Campbells

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by cottagechick, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. cottagechick

    cottagechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just saw this statement,

    "mpbells are prolific layers and active foragers. Most Campbells lay their first eggs when 5-7 months old and will average 250-340 eggs of superb texture and flavor per year. With an age staggered flock, one may have eggs year-round."

    On http://albc-usa.org/cpl/waterfowl/campbell.html

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    I to take this to mean that if I got a duck say in January and then one in June that one would be laying when the other stopped? Are they not dependent on the season/light like chickens?
     
  2. Nava

    Nava I Got The Naked Neck Blues

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    I don't know much about them but I do know that I can always count on eggs from them.

    and yes it makes sense since I had them in different ages
     
  3. ke5hde

    ke5hde Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We only have 1 khaki and she just keeps chugging along, rarely misses a day. temp was only 6* in the coop a couple days ago and still had an egg in there. [​IMG]
    Not really sure about the light since ours have always lived with chickens.
     
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  4. animalsRawesome

    animalsRawesome Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In my experience, (which isn't much lol), the first year that they start laying they generally will lay at the 5-6 month mark regardless of lighting. The following year, though, I think they slow down much more when the hours of daylight start decreasing. IDK if that made any sense at all. I'm shutting up now [​IMG]
     
  5. m.kitchengirl

    m.kitchengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know a lot of folks do a staggered flock with chickens for that reason - get a few new every spring so you always have the good, consistent "pullet year" layers. That is what I plan to do. I don't see why ducks would be any different than chickens.
     
  6. jackson41

    jackson41 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Kind of off topic but do Campbell's make good meat birds as well as layers?
     
  7. cottagechick

    cottagechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    m.kitchengirl :

    I know a lot of folks do a staggered flock with chickens for that reason - get a few new every spring so you always have the good, consistent "pullet year" layers. That is what I plan to do. I don't see why ducks would be any different than chickens.

    That would have made sense to me...and maybe I was reading it wrong...but it didn't sound like that's what they meant to me.​
     
  8. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If you want a OK layer, and a meat bird go with orpington ducks. They are fantastic layers and good meat birds [​IMG]
     
  9. jackson41

    jackson41 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If you want a OK layer, and a meat bird go with orpington ducks. They are fantastic layers and good meat birds [​IMG]

    Never heard of an orpington duck! I just started researching will have to look them up. Thanks for the info.
     
  10. SassyKat6181

    SassyKat6181 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Khaki Campbells started laying at about 5 months old and have consistently layed an egg everyday since.
     

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