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Top 3 Best Duck Breeds for Laying Eggs?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by kuntrygirl, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    What are the top 3 best duck breeds that lay eggs year round?
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Khaki Campbells and Runner ducks are the best when it comes to laying. I've heard Welsh Harlequins are pretty good layers as well.
     
  3. LeslieDJoyce

    LeslieDJoyce Overrun With Chickens

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  4. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Thanks for the information everyone. It does sound like the Khaki Campbells are #1. Now it's just where to order some from. :/
     
  5. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Kuntry we have a slew of them due on NYD from our Khaki flock, and we do ship.


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  6. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    WOW !!!!!!!!!!! Simply Beautiful! :love I'm in love !!!!!!!!! :love I will PM you with questions.
     
  7. ChristineR

    ChristineR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    According to Holderread's website, these are the top egg layers:

    Eggs: If efficient egg production is your main goal, Anconas, Campbells, Harlequins, Hook Bills, Magpies and Runners should be given top priority.

    I've had Harlequins and Anconas and would recommend both of them, too. Probably any of those breeds would suit your needs, so pick which ever one you like the best.
     
  8. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Thank you for posting this information. I will take a look at all of the breeds that you have listed. :thumbsup
     

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