ChickensBest Ducks to Raise for Eggs - Egg Laying Breeds

Best Ducks to Raise for Eggs – Egg Laying Breeds

Best Ducks to Raise for Eggs – Egg Laying Breeds shares several breeds that would make a wonderful addition to your backyard flock.

Best Ducks to Raise for Eggs - Egg Laying Breeds - Homesteading - Poultry

While chickens are the first choice for most homesteaders and farmers when it comes to choosing livestock for their fresh egg production. They are not the only option, there are other types of birds that can actually produce an equal if not larger amounts of eggs.

This article was designed to introduce the reader to the duck as a great choice:

Campbell Ducks

Runner Ducks

Buff Ducks

Welsh Harlequin



This article was written in hopes to educate livestock owner about how to go about raising ducks as egg layers to provide their egg supply.

It goes into detail of which six duck breeds that can be chosen as egg layers instead of chickens.

All of the information is presented in a way that makes it really easy to read and to follow.

Although the age of the egg and the conditions of its storage have a greater influence, the bird’s diet affects the flavor of the egg.

Duck eggs stay fresher longer, due to their thicker shell.

Duck eggs are richer, creamier and great for making cakes while baking.

The egg white of a duck egg contains more protein (9 grams of protein with a duck egg; 6 grams for a chicken egg), and the yolk is larger in proportion to the egg white.

Click here to read about the Best Ducks to Raise for Eggs – Egg Laying Breeds:


As an added bonus, You may want to take a peek at the article “Learn to Raise Homesteading Ducks for Eggs”:


Melissa Francis
Melissa Francis
Greetings! I'm Melissa Francis, the founder and primary contributor to The Homestead Survival. With over 20 years of experience in homesteading, sustainability, and emergency preparedness, I've dedicated my life to helping others achieve a simpler, more self-reliant lifestyle.

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