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Markw

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Khaki Campbell Question
« on: March 31, 2012, 07:55 »
I went to see a friends ducks yesterday. he has 2, a duck and a drake, he was saying that the duck can lay up to 3 eggs in one day !!!. and on average it has provided  well over 370 eggs in 1 year.
I was just thinking can this be possible or is this some kind of super duck,

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Re: Khaki Campbell Question
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2012, 09:20 »
According to the Kintaline poultry website:

"The best lines in the past have been recorded to lay nearly 340 eggs a year."
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Re: Khaki Campbell Question
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2012, 16:24 »
Many thanks for the reply argyllie
I went round again today and the duck had laid another 3 eggs in 24 hrs, he had only one egg in his fridge yesterday and today there were 4. I have read the website that you mentioned this is why I was asking the question. 340 eggs a year sounds good, 

But this duck is an egg laying machine, I am trying to talk him into giving me some fertile eggs to see if I can hatch them. I still cant see how it lays so many eggs , it is two and a half years old, he actually keeps them as pets.

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Re: Khaki Campbell Question
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2012, 19:59 »
I'm sorry but I can't imagine that any duck or hen would lay more than one fully shelled egg a day.  The egg-producing process in a hen takes approximately 25 hours.
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Re: Khaki Campbell Question
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2012, 20:54 »
Yes I was thinking the same thing, maybe an egg a day yes, but some days 2 or 3 eggs, I didn't think it was possible.  Are ducks different to chickens I was thinking that they would be the same.

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Re: Khaki Campbell Question
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2012, 18:15 »
is he absolutely sure one is a drake ??????????

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Re: Khaki Campbell Question
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2012, 19:36 »
Hi Richard

I was thinking the same, but it looks like a drake and has the markings, and their at it all day long, He also knows his stuff and looks after them very well I suppose there is only one way to find out, I am going to try to get some eggs off him and put them in an incubator.
If there not fertile this could be the answer.

This has been bugging me all weekend.

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Re: Khaki Campbell Question
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2012, 19:49 »
This has nothing to do with eggs, but it might be of use to you.

In a video I watched on permaculture, one chap said that after trying out many breeds of geese and ducks, he found the khaki campbells the #1 best at controlling slugs and snails. Naturally, you need to let the plants grow a bit before letting the ducks in, but after that, they'll stay right on top of the pests.



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