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post #11 of 19
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Who do Yall sell them to? I'll be going to a farmers market, but how do you get people to try them? I have a few people (more foodie types and chefs are excited about them, but mostly I'm met with a look of fear and an incredulous, "you can EAT a duck/quail egg? WHAT does it even taste like?!" Do you have to do any educating or do you rely on those people who do know what they are?

I started with people who buy milk from me (I sell raw milk direct from the farm) asking if I had eggs. I started selling chicken eggs and sold TONS of them.

At the time (YEARS ago) I had a few ducks but was feeding their eggs to the dogs as duck eggs seemed to weird people out.

I had one milk customer as if I sold them so I started giving her eggs. She had 2 kids allergic to chicken eggs so she couldn't bake with eggs unless she used duck eggs!

 

That turned into her telling her friends, them telling others, etc. I went from 6 egg ducks to over 100!

 

I also would give a half dozen to people who asked about them just to try. They ALWAYS came back to buy more once they realized how awesome they are to eat and bake with 

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NPIP CERTIFIED! Al's Quackery is a small waterfowl farm in Southern Maine. I raise ducks, ducklings, geese, goslings and sell hatching eggs.
Ducks: Anconas (Black, Blue, Chocolate, Lavender, Lilac and Silver),  Muscovy (barred in black, blue, chocolate and combo, ripples in dark, chocolate, and blue shades, lavenders, and looneys in blue, black, chocolate and lilac)

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post #12 of 19
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I started with people who buy milk from me (I sell raw milk direct from the farm) asking if I had eggs. I started selling chicken eggs and sold TONS of them.
At the time (YEARS ago) I had a few ducks but was feeding their eggs to the dogs as duck eggs seemed to weird people out.
I had one milk customer as if I sold them so I started giving her eggs. She had 2 kids allergic to chicken eggs so she couldn't bake with eggs unless she used duck eggs!

That turned into her telling her friends, them telling others, etc. I went from 6 egg ducks to over 100!

I also would give a half dozen to people who asked about them just to try. They ALWAYS came back to buy more once they realized how awesome they are to eat and bake with 

LearyCow that's cool- id love to be able to justify having a flock that big! I've been taking the boiled quail eggs to potluck and I've let a few people try the duck eggs. I personally don't wash my own eggs but I wash them for other people and that helps. People come to my house and see a pile of eggs on the counter and it frightens them haha. So I need to get a few people that love them to tell everyone else.

I wish I could find some scientific articles about duck/quail eggs and their nutrition and about them being less allergenic. I feel like people think I'm crazy when I say stuff about it.
post #13 of 19

Our local  farmers market  has an egg booth.  She sold duck eggs in a whole dozen or half dozen  and chicken eggs in a whole or half dozen  She also sold mixed  chicken & duck  half dozen or chicken & duck whole dozen.

post #14 of 19
In Sesttle the local co-op called PCC sells it for $10/dz
I think whole foods also sells them for the same price

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post #15 of 19

http://urbanhomestead.org/journal/category/animals/ducks-animals/

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Originally Posted by learycow View Post

I started with people who buy milk from me (I sell raw milk direct from the farm) asking if I had eggs. I started selling chicken eggs and sold TONS of them.
At the time (YEARS ago) I had a few ducks but was feeding their eggs to the dogs as duck eggs seemed to weird people out.
I had one milk customer as if I sold them so I started giving her eggs. She had 2 kids allergic to chicken eggs so she couldn't bake with eggs unless she used duck eggs!

That turned into her telling her friends, them telling others, etc. I went from 6 egg ducks to over 100!

I also would give a half dozen to people who asked about them just to try. They ALWAYS came back to buy more once they realized how awesome they are to eat and bake with 

LearyCow that's cool- id love to be able to justify having a flock that big! I've been taking the boiled quail eggs to potluck and I've let a few people try the duck eggs. I personally don't wash my own eggs but I wash them for other people and that helps. People come to my house and see a pile of eggs on the counter and it frightens them haha. So I need to get a few people that love them to tell everyone else.

I wish I could find some scientific articles about duck/quail eggs and their nutrition and about them being less allergenic. I feel like people think I'm crazy when I say stuff about it.

I would be happy to show you articles. @Twoandhelp

http://urbanhomestead.org/journal/category/animals/ducks-animals/

 

http://www.buzzle.com/articles/duck-eggs-vs-chicken-eggs.html

 

post #16 of 19

Awesome share! Thanks! My challenge will be getting the germaphobe DH to be okay with the eggs on the counter. You should hear the tale of the Butter War. He lost smile.png
post #17 of 19
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Awesome share! Thanks! My challenge will be getting the germaphobe DH to be okay with the eggs on the counter. You should hear the tale of the Butter War. He lost smile.png

Since I got my 6 ducks for my own eggs, I have not been concerned with DH.  But I have gotten information from this BYC on how to make sure they are safe.

post #18 of 19
I sell mine for the same price as my chicken eggs. At first 5.00 a dozen. Then when I got the KC , I had so many eggs, I put them at 3.50 just like my chickens.
post #19 of 19

For people that are allergic to chicken eggs, they would be happy to know that the duck egg is different then a chicken egg.and are very agreeable.   the chicken eggs is acid and the duck egg is alkaline. Because of allergy`s, I can not eat the chicken eggs but I can eat the duck egg. Now I am on my way back to regaining my health.

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