Khaki’s are known for being one of the best general-purpose ducks. They are probably the best layers of all of the domestic ducks. They will have a mature weight of around 4-1/2 lbs. and their light plumage makes them easy to pick and nice for table use. The females are seal brown and the males the same with touches of darker brown and a resemblance to the drake mallard. Khaki Campbells are excellent foragers and withstand cool climates very well.
can you ship ducklings and chicks together?
Ducklings do not hatch at the same facility as chickens. They are separated for disease control. Ducklings can not be shipped with baby chickens.
I would like to order one male Khaki Campbell to be raised as a pet. How much will this cost and how old will the baby be?
They are newly hatched ducklings, so just a couple days old when you receive them. You will need to have them in a small area at first and free from any draft. They need a 250 watt red heat bulb to keep them warm. I am attaching a copy of the chick care instructions. They will tell you exactly what to do with your new babies. To help you get your chicks off to a great start, here is a document that contains information on what to do when your chicks arrive. http://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/staticdoc/Care_of_Baby_Chicks.pdf
How long does it take for ducks to mature?
It takes the ducks about 6-8 months to mature.
How many eggs do they lay a year?
Khaki Campbells average 165-210 eggs per year.
my campbells are now about 7 weeks old, how do you identify the drakes?
Soon if not already the males will have a curl right at the end of the tail.
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