I am waiting on Chuck to be my guinea pig. Yes, I need him to try the duck eggs we are now finding in the coop. Soon maybe, he will try them and I'll give you his taste test results.
Me try them first? No way, I don't know why, but no way.
They are huge, very hard shelled pretty eggs and I am curious. Guess I'll do what anybody would do when curious about a certain subject, Google it!
This is what I've found out in searching today.
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All About Duck Eggs from Fresh Eggs Daily
Duck Eggs versus Chicken Eggs from Cooks Illustrated
(not the best for scrambled eggs per their panel)
Duck eggs sell for $1 a piece at the local health food stores and pastry chefs love them!
Duck Egg Facts (70g)
by Wide Open Pets
(my thoughts in italics)
1. Duck eggs stay fresh longer. They have a thicker shell.
Now that is a good thing!
2. Duck eggs taste different. They are creamier and richer than a chicken egg.
3. Duck eggs are bigger. The white contains more protein, the yolk is larger. The yolk has more fat content, healthier fats but also higher cholesterol.
4. Duck eggs have more Omega-3 fatty acids, which is better for heart health.
5. Duck eggs have more Vitamin D, especially if they are pasture raised.
Glad mine are that, ducks need greens, grasses, weeds etc.
6. Duck eggs have more essential vitamins and minerals.
7. Ducks are efficient egg layers. It takes less feed to produce an egg.
I have found that to be true. They eat very little and are laying now, when my hens are molting and not laying very much at all.
8. Ducks are easier to raise than chickens.
Hmm I know you'd better have plenty of water! Did I say plenty of water? Why yes I did! You will spend quite a bit of time cleaning behind the nasty little boogers! Have green grass available make sure if you house or pen them with chickens that they get along from birth. Ideally a separate location for ducks would be great! But, they are social beings and funny, oh my they are funny to watch. Ours spend their days quacking, playing, chasing certain chickens around the pen and just plain having fun! The chickens have adjusted and at the moment there is peace in the pen.
I'll have to get back with you on the easier to raise part.
9. Duck eggs are a baker's secret ingredient. They make fluffier cakes, taller meringue, lighter cookies.
10. Duck eggs are tough and beautiful. Colors range from white, to green to grey, depending on the breed.
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