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Have you had duck eggs?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 18, 2013 at 12:31 AM

Just curious. Do any of you enjoy duck eggs? My son just got 9 ducklings and we hope to have eggs later this year. I myself have never had a duck egg, but from what he has researched that duck eggs are better. I don't know.

What are you thoughts on them?

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on March 19, 2013
at 07:52 PM

the sex is hard to tell until they get a bit older. hopefully you have some females in there. peking get large, they make good meat ducks.

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th esex is hard to tell until they get a bit older. hopefully you have some females in their. peking get large, they make good meat ducks.

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on March 18, 2013
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How long for a soft boiled egg? We get some duck eggs occasionally from our pastured egg source, but not enough to experiment.

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My son got 5 Mallards before he realized that they only lay in the spring. He got 2 Pekins and 2 Crested Pekins. We don't know what sex they are at this point in time.

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Tried them and thought they were disgusting, to be honest. The ducks who laid them could have been the duck-equivalent of meth addicts though.

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2006ccb2b60f9cc5ba5e8eff8a7abc46

on March 18, 2013
at 12:38 AM

duck eggs are amazing, keep on eye on your girls, as the eggs are sometimes hard to find! they also tend to only lay during the summer, there are a few breeds that lay year round though. the white tend to be a bit thicker then regular eggs and bakers often like them for cooking as they add extra loft. the yolks can be very dense and delicious, especially if they have access to natural habitat and riparian areas where they can eat all kinds of algae's and water bugs. if you have males and females just know that they get kind of obnoxious like teenagers when they start becoming sexually mature, and are actually quite aggressive towards one another. I love ducks though, they are amazing creatures and great friends. their poop is great fertilizer too!

6f1b9df910bbb480a73da1e779b17b78

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on March 18, 2013
at 01:47 AM

My son got 5 Mallards before he realized that they only lay in the spring. He got 2 Pekins and 2 Crested Pekins. We don't know what sex they are at this point in time.

2006ccb2b60f9cc5ba5e8eff8a7abc46

(1533)

on March 18, 2013
at 01:36 PM

th esex is hard to tell until they get a bit older. hopefully you have some females in their. peking get large, they make good meat ducks.

2006ccb2b60f9cc5ba5e8eff8a7abc46

(1533)

on March 19, 2013
at 07:52 PM

the sex is hard to tell until they get a bit older. hopefully you have some females in there. peking get large, they make good meat ducks.

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on March 18, 2013
at 02:45 AM

Duck egg's yoke is very thick. This also means that ... it can be hard to fry without making a mess.

Soft/hard boiled duck eggs, on the other hand, taste absolutely delicious.

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on March 18, 2013
at 03:38 AM

How long for a soft boiled egg? We get some duck eggs occasionally from our pastured egg source, but not enough to experiment.

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on March 18, 2013
at 02:00 AM

When you break a duck egg the white looks clearer than a chicken's egg but it cooks white. They are richer, too. Very tasty. I love them.

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on March 18, 2013
at 01:55 AM

The duck eggs I get have a pretty different yolk to white ratio than chicken eggs (way more yolk). The yolk has a stronger flavor than typical store bought eggs, but similar to farmer's market eggs. I've found that if you try to scramble them the texture is not at all like scrambled chicken eggs. More like cottage cheese. Doesn't bother me, but I think some people would find it unpleasant.

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on March 18, 2013
at 01:29 AM

I recently had 100 year (duck) eggs at a Chinese duck house, and they were totally amazing. They were black and gelatinous and kind of creamy, but delicious and flavorful, kind of like a cross between sushi and eggs.

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on March 18, 2013
at 01:22 AM

Have also tried goose eggs. They each have their distinction flavor, but it tastes approximately the same to me. And the nutritional profiles are similar, IIRC (please don't trust my memory on this.) That is, they may have more or less overall, but basically the same ratios.

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on March 18, 2013
at 01:20 AM

I eat duck eggs from a variety of duck breeds from local farms, and they're good. They taste like chicken eggs, really. Just a bit richer. The yolks are bigger (whuch helps explain the higher nutrient density), and the shells much thicker.

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on March 18, 2013
at 12:36 AM

Duck eggs are typically considered to have 2-3 times the nutrition of chicken eggs. Also because ducks do not eat grains they are typically higher in O3.

I had duck eggs once, I didn't realize it, but the farm/ B&B we were staying at served them. They didn't taste significantly different.

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on March 18, 2013
at 12:34 AM

They are very tasty, and according to Matt Lalonde's presentation at AHS this year, more nutrient dense than chicken eggs.

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