INTRODUCING OUR DUCKS
Horton Farm is a specialist producer of eggs from Khaki Campbell
ducks. This is a native breed, world renowned for their
The breed was created by Mrs Campbell
of Uley, Gloucester over 100 years ago. This strain, Kortlang, has been
improved but not substantially changed in all that time. Why
mess about with perfection?
They are hard working little birds that lay huge white eggs.
They enjoy foraging and following each other as ducks do. They
like playing with water and sunbathing but hate heavy rain.
is taking a leading role in improving duck egg production and
duck-keeping husbandry. Our ducks have space, good food and
clean water at all times. They live in large, well-ventilated
buildings with deep straw to forage through. They have access
to the great outdoors but few of them choose to go there.
ducks arrive at Horton Farm when they are one day old, and start
laying eggs about 5 months later. When they finish their
second lay, at nearly 3 years old, we re-home