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CameronS

  • Joined Aug 2009
  • North East Fife
Laying Ducks
« on: October 09, 2010, 03:55:52 pm »
Out of interest, do ducks need a drake before they will lay??


doganjo

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Re: Laying Ducks
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2010, 04:17:56 pm »
Mine didn't
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darkbrowneggs

  • Joined Aug 2010
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Re: Laying Ducks
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2010, 06:02:59 pm »
No - but unless they are an egg laying breed then they will generally only lay eggs in the first half of the year

All the best
Sue
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CameronS

  • Joined Aug 2009
  • North East Fife
Re: Laying Ducks
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2010, 06:50:24 pm »
so what classification do runners, and Kaki Campells come under,  (layers or non-layers)

and what would a cross of the two be??

thanks

ponyntrap

  • Joined Jul 2010
  • Aberdeenshire
Re: Laying Ducks
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2010, 08:54:42 pm »
I would say Campbells are layers, mine are white and are laying now!

doganjo

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Re: Laying Ducks
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2010, 09:59:38 pm »
My girl is still laying (KC, she is dark brownish) but I expect she will stop towards the end of this moth until Jan/Feb
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Daisys Mum

  • Joined May 2009
  • Scottish Borders
Re: Laying Ducks
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2010, 10:03:34 pm »

All of my ducks stopped laying a couple of weeks ago, they are a mix of Kahki Campbells, Runners and Aylesburys.
Anne

jinglejoys

  • Joined Jul 2009
Re: Laying Ducks
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2010, 11:47:31 pm »
Chickens don't need a cockeral,ducks don't need a drake...and cambles were developed from runners,both breeds are layers

darkbrowneggs

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Re: Laying Ducks
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2010, 12:37:10 pm »
The Khaki Campbell breed was developed by Mrs Adele Campbell as a dual purpose (egg and meat) breed using the Rouen for substance; the Indian Runner for egg production; and the Mallard for foraging ability.The result was a medium size bird that excelled in egg production and foraging ability.

Khaki Campbell Ducks held the record for numbers of eggs laid in a year, though that was a while ago and the modern egg laying strains of chicken have outperformed them, but a good laying strain should (apparently   :-\ )produce 300 eggs per annum, but be careful where you get them from. 

I decided they sounded really good for winter egg laying, bought (an expensive >:( ) trio from a local duck breeder, and got about 6 eggs from the lot in 6 mths :(

All the best
Sue
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