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Do mallard ducks lay eggs everyday and can you eat the eggs?

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My question is "do mallard ducks lay eggs everyday and can you eat the eggs?" Please help! New to raising ducks!

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Well, I am not at all an expert in any way, but I believe you can eat them like any other duck/chicken egg. As far as how many eggs they produce, ducksforbackyards.com says a single Mallard produces 60-120 eggs per year.

 

In comparison, it says a Pekin duck produces 140-220 eggs in a year.

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I believe that all domesticated ducks, except the muscovy, are mallard derived. You can eat their eggs just like chicken eggs. Some use them especially for baking saying it makes the cake/bread taste better. Our Pekin has laid everyday since she started in December. Our Rouens have laid nearly everyday, only missing one every couple of weeks. We eat them scrambled, fried, omelet. Just cook them at a slightly lower temp so that they don't get 'rubbery'...they taste great.

I do not suffer from the effects of chicken math because I refuse to be a victim. Instead I am a fully admitted feather addict and loving every minute of it!

Loving and caring for... chickens, ducks, Dogs, and most importantly a wonderful Husband.

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I do not suffer from the effects of chicken math because I refuse to be a victim. Instead I am a fully admitted feather addict and loving every minute of it!

Loving and caring for... chickens, ducks, Dogs, and most importantly a wonderful Husband.

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My snowy call duck laid her first egg this morning. I checked on her after church and either her or her mate smashed the egg. Ay ideas why? Also when can I expect another egg?

The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.

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The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.

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post #5 of 21

I've eaten my mallard duck eggs. And no mine did not lay everyday. I think it was like a couple times a week and only for like a month. But my flock was very young last year so it may be different this year. But yeah and egg is an egg , so we eat them.

 

 

 

                                             

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My mallard ducklings swimming in the sink!

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My mallard ducklings swimming in the sink!

So cute love.gif

Living in the Beautiful Mountains of Western N.C.. with 15 chickens= EE's, Game, Cochin bantams,Light Brahma,  Black Australorps . 13Muscovy ducks, 1 Embden Gander,2 Toulouse geese 1 American Buff, 3 mini Dachshunds, 1 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

Keep me as the apple of your eye;hide me in the shadow of your wings. Psalm 17:8

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Living in the Beautiful Mountains of Western N.C.. with 15 chickens= EE's, Game, Cochin bantams,Light Brahma,  Black Australorps . 13Muscovy ducks, 1 Embden Gander,2 Toulouse geese 1 American Buff, 3 mini Dachshunds, 1 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

Keep me as the apple of your eye;hide me in the shadow of your wings. Psalm 17:8

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gaah, making me crazy! I can not wait till ours gets here!!! we have 3 buff ducks and 1 blue swedish coming. serious fluffy rump withdrawl goin on. 

I do not suffer from the effects of chicken math because I refuse to be a victim. Instead I am a fully admitted feather addict and loving every minute of it!

Loving and caring for... chickens, ducks, Dogs, and most importantly a wonderful Husband.

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I do not suffer from the effects of chicken math because I refuse to be a victim. Instead I am a fully admitted feather addict and loving every minute of it!

Loving and caring for... chickens, ducks, Dogs, and most importantly a wonderful Husband.

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post #9 of 21

Yes it's perfectly fine to eat their eggs but my mallards are seasonal layers. 

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"Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose" 

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 Say NO to Crested Ducks!                     Common Chicken Practices          Learn more about Avian Influenza

 

 

 

"Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose" 

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post #10 of 21
Hey im also new to mallards ...I've just inherited a female about a year or so old ...shed been running with 4 chickens ...i read that ducks need a mate or they only live have their lives...so i got her a mate mallard duck they are like two peas in a pod..when do you ya all think il get some eggs ???
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