Khaki Campbell (khaki Campbell) ducks are very popular in our country for egg production. Khaki Campbell breed duck farms are typical nowadays. Many people mistake this duck breed for a domestic breed. The egg-laying rate of this breed is higher than all other ducks.
Place of origin
A lady named Mrs. Campbell from England invented the Khaki Campbell breed in 1901. He created this breed by mixing two breeds, native to England and India. This duck breed is named after him.
Characteristics of Khaki Campbell Ducks
This breed of duck is very popular in our country for its significant contribution to egg production. Khaki Campbell duck characteristics or ways to know are:
The neck and back of male ducks of this breed are black.
Female ducks are khaki or dark brown in color but when they are about a year old, the female has a greyish brown color.
Ducks of this breed are similar in size to native ducks.
Their legs are much darker and slightly longer.
The color of the eyes is greenish and the color of the feet is brown.
Average Weight of Khaki Campbell Ducks
Male: 1.5 to 2.4 kg
Female: 1.2 to 1.8 kg
Khaki Campbell duck eggs
Khaki Campbell ducks lay 250 to 260 eggs a year. The average weight of each egg is 70 grams. The egg production capacity of ducks depends on the blood percentage of the breed and management.
Khaki Campbell duckling price and location
The price of Khaki Campbell ducklings fluctuates like any other poultry. In 2021, the price of a baby is usually found to be between 15-30 rupees. The price of Khaki Campbell ducklings depends on the purity of the breed, the number of males, and the demand. A supply of Khaki Campbell ducklings is available from local poultry feed dealers.
I don’t know the name of any establishment which is reliable for producing Khaki Campbell ducklings. In most cases, the hatchery is done in local level hatcheries in an incubator or hatchery system. And here lies the main problem.
Biosecurity is not properly followed in all these farms and breed standards are not considered. As a result, the children do not produce as expected and most of the children die due to disease.
Khaki Campbell feeds
Before preparing a balanced diet for ducks, every duck farmer should ensure that every ingredient in the balanced diet is readily available, cheap, fresh, and nutritious. Under no circumstances should ducks be fed stale, rotten, or low-quality fungal food.
Feeding programs should be tailored according to the nature of the feed, mixing method, breed of duck, weight, egg production rate, and above all the availability of snails, oysters, rice, green algae or algae, and vegetables. This duck feed formulation can be an example for you.
Ingredients for making duck feed
Wheat or corn should be used as a carbohydrate source. Sesame seeds are the best source of protein. Because it contains a lot of organic calcium. Sesame seeds also benefit the smile in many ways. Soybean meal or soybean meal can be used if a sesame meal is not available.
For essential protein, fat and fiber, use automatic rice bran. It contains about 14% fat, 12% protein, and about 9% digestible fiber.
Duck Feed (Grower) Formulation or Duck Diet
01 Maize 35 1162
02 Rich Polish 20
03 soybean mill 23
04 wheat 13
05 Protein Mill 60% 5
06 Limestone 3
07 DCP 0.5
08 Rena Grower 0.3
09 salt 0.3
10 Methionine 0.1 4.5 0.12
11 Lysine 0.1 5 0.06
12 Toxin Binder 0.2
13 Enzyme 0.05
14 Probiotics 0.05
Total- 101 Kg
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