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Duck eggs
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Clemantine    Posted 12-07-2001 at 18:09:19       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have several ducks (various breeds) laying and have not yet been able to make myself eat a duck egg. My son did but he doesn't know it. *It was an accident, son! Honest!*

Should I use them like chicken eggs? Anyone know the cholesteral of these things? Right now I am using them for cat food and decorations.

The ducks and my chickens and geese are supposed to be free range but I was losing one a day to a big old fox and getting raided every so often by a pack of coyotes so they are now only semi-free range.

Somebody want to talk me into this? I eat most everything else but I think I got this waterfowl egg aversion after seeing what's inside a goose egg...

Thank you for any help.

Clem


Don    Posted 12-10-2001 at 15:10:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Duck eggs are reported to be slightly higher in colestrol than chicken eggs, a good duck breed such as indian runners will far out lay any chicken, producing well over 300-340 eggs a year, your chicken produces, maybe 250 if lucky. The biggest difference is that the duck eggs are alot harder to break open, duck eggs are great for baking, haven't bought chicken eggs since my pet runners started laying 1-2 yrs ago!


Les...fortunate    Posted 12-08-2001 at 02:09:09       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I never heard of ducks laying eggs this time of year. Are you in the northern hemisphere? Go ahead and eat the eggs. They're GRRRRREAT.


Burrhead    Posted 12-08-2001 at 12:02:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Les they lay year round down here. Are you feeding your ducks.

Don't fergit that You have to feed farm animules to get eggs and milk.

I think they call it supply side nutrition.


Clemantine    Posted 12-08-2001 at 16:12:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
I spose next you'll be telling me we gotta feed the children too....

*grin* Clem


Burrhead    Posted 12-12-2001 at 16:50:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
uh-uh Clem you let the kiddoes free range.


Clemantine    Posted 12-15-2001 at 05:46:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yup, I do that. Now, if they would only range a bit farther afield!

Clem


Hogman-----only brown aigs    Posted 12-09-2001 at 04:19:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
Duck type?


Clemantine    Posted 12-15-2001 at 05:44:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]
no, they write longhand.....

sorry. *grin* I have Swedish, runners, Rouen, and some cream colored ones. Had Pekin too but they were picked off by a badger (which is what I call the hubbys ex wife who wanted them and took them).

Clem


Clemantine    Posted 12-08-2001 at 16:11:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
I spose next you'll be telling me we gotta feed the children too....

*grin* Clem


Clemantine    Posted 12-08-2001 at 10:58:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thank you for your input.

These ducks not only layed eggs this time of year but set and hatched 4 ducklings and a chick three days ago.(some hen liked that nest apparently)

Yes, I'm in the Northern hemisphere, Nebraska, although you can't tell with the warm weather we've had so far.

We shall just see if they are great.... *grin*

Clem



LazyHorse    Posted 12-07-2001 at 20:46:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Go ahead and eat em we do. Seriously we have all kinds of chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese and guineas. We eat or sell all the eggs we don't keep to hatch. It is my understanding from the wife who is a nurse practitioner that they are lower in cholesterol than chicken eggs. We really prefer the duck and goose eggs for cooking and especially baking for their size and they are richer tasting than chicken eggs.


ShepFL    Posted 12-08-2001 at 06:33:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
LH hit the nail on the head. Fantastic for baking. However 'round this house I am the only one who will knowingly eat them. Wife has the same aversion to duck/goose eggs. She knows I cook with them occasionally and doesn't seem to bother her - outta sight, outta mind?

Another thing 'round here is that is treated same way is beef tongue or heart. Long as they (wife & kids) don't know of it they chow down, otherwise no one is hungry. Kind of like some folks treat venison. Round here though venison doesn't last long - barely gets out of the pan. Can't keep 'em away!!


Burrhead    Posted 12-08-2001 at 09:52:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sometimes people love the foods they claim they can't eat.

2 of the neighbor's sons (6&4) were over here while I was eating chicken livers. The one boy asked what it was so I gave him some and told him they were Eyetalian pizza balls. Both boys and me ate about 3 dozen altogether and they loved them. I never heard of a pizza ball but the boys told their mom she needed to pick some up in town.


Clemantine    Posted 12-08-2001 at 11:06:01       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thank you, fellas.

I think I'll have someone slip me a duck egg sometime so I can sample without thinking about it. (As if I could get anyone to cook!)

I will start using them in baking. I bake quite a bit and somehow knowing they are in something mixed with sugar and flour and things won't bother me. Or so I think.

Thank you all. I'll let you know how this turns out. Clem


Gemguy    Posted 09-01-2003 at 18:45:31       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Actually most duck eggs are higher in fat and cholesterol than chicken eggs. They are also higher in protein and in most nutritional areas as well. I would refer you to http://www.metzerfarms.com/nutri.htm
For a full nutritional comparison between duck eggs and chicken eggs. there is a bit of variation depending on the type of duck as well.


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