We originally got 4 females during lock down as part of being self sustainable living whilst having pets best suited to outdoors.
We have to get up early to let them out for forage, graze and top up their water or the alpha female quacks really loudly. We also have 2 younger ducklings male and female in a separate area. They are very nervous even though they have been handled since being 1 day old. I have one that will hiss and charge when I enter the coop to change the water and they dig holes everywhere. I must say though watching a duck eat a worn like spaghetti is rather amusing! They are fab at a routine, they know when I'm coming to let them out and when to go to bed.
We had Khaki Campbells from day-old chicks...which just might've influenced how well they subsequently behaved...but they were amazing...
They were enormously friendly birds, loved being picked up (except at bedtime!) and petted...superb layers...disdainfully saw off our cats and dogs...what else could you want?
Consistent layers of large blue eggs. If you are planning on keeping some as pets, I would recommend buying them as young ducklings as they will be a lot tamer and friendlier.
These are about the best duck i have ever kept.
They are very friendly, lay good eggs every day and love their food especially bread as a treat.
Plus they dont want to fly.
Very handsome and extremely friendly. We also have chicken and they get on fine. (-:
I got my white campbell ducks from the domestic fowl trust before the ownership changed they were very wild and you could not pick them up.I have managed to get them used to people but they we are still unable to pick them up. They have been wonderful layers and did so all winter they laid more eggs than our hybrids ever did. The damage to our garden was quite considerable.
they're good egg layers
I have kept chickens for many years and decided to get a copule of ducks we got a pair of female khaki camEll that are beautiful little ducks that love to have a bath they both lay an egg a day , although not for the urban farmer As they are extremely messy