Introducing Better Farm's Mighty Ducks

The newest additions to Better Farm's flock are these mighty Khaki Campbell ducks, a domesticated breed that originated in England at the turn of the 19th century.

Khakis are a cross between Mallard, Rouen and Runner ducks and are known for their high levels of egg productivity. These birds are a very gentle, passive and friendly breed when raised by hand until maturity. Their egg production can exceed even the most efficient of egg-laying domestic chickens, with female khakis laying on average 320 eggs each year.

The 2-month-old ducks came to us this morning from a previous owner who felt unable to provide the extensive care necessary for these intelligent, energetic creatures. These little guys will make a perfect addition to the Better crew! As their adult feathers continue to come in, we will move the birds and their new coop to the head of Better Farm's pond. In the meantime, kiddie pools and dog house it is!

Want to come by and meet our flock? Email or call (315) 482-2536 to set up a tour. Better Farm urges you all to consider rehoming, rescuing or adopting animals before buying. There are so many amazing creatures out there in need.


Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.