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 I wondered how many of you out there actually eat your duck eggs, or if you prefer the taste of the chicken eggs?  I am mildly allergic (gives me the itchies) to chicken eggs, so I can eat them, but not much and not often. 

 

I am sick of doing egg replacers and heard that duck eggs bake up nicely, but what about a fried or scrambled egg?  Do they taste good deviled?  I hear that duck eggs can be rubbery, is that true?  Because of a higher protein content?

 

Out of all the duck breeds, I like the "pretty ones" like blue swedish, but a breeder told me that Pekin ducks were best for production and flavor.  I thought I'd ask you all--which breed's eggs taste best cooked on their own?

I hatched -um- birthed half a dozen hahns and hahnchens (3 boys and 3 girls) of the Caucasian Rowdy variety. 

I have a sweet, very patient husband who has indulged us in having a Goldendoodle, guinea pigs, budgies, & a bearded dragon, and so of course what we need are lots of chickens!

 

The problem with chickens is that they're like potato chips, you can't stop with just a few!

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I hatched -um- birthed half a dozen hahns and hahnchens (3 boys and 3 girls) of the Caucasian Rowdy variety. 

I have a sweet, very patient husband who has indulged us in having a Goldendoodle, guinea pigs, budgies, & a bearded dragon, and so of course what we need are lots of chickens!

 

The problem with chickens is that they're like potato chips, you can't stop with just a few!

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post #2 of 91
I eat my pekin ducks eggs! I don't find them rubbery, but they do have a different texture with a big, thick yoke. Ever since my duck started laying I haven't wanted chicken eggs. I bake quiche with them but my favorite is soft-boiled!
Edited by DenverDucky - 3/17/13 at 8:38pm
Raising two boys and a pampered pekin duck named Soleil (b. 3/12/2012)

Founding member of the Pekin Duck Club on BYC!

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/742668/pekin-duck-club
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Raising two boys and a pampered pekin duck named Soleil (b. 3/12/2012)

Founding member of the Pekin Duck Club on BYC!

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/742668/pekin-duck-club
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post #3 of 91
I've never tried duck but I have tried quail. They are much smaller of course, but pretty good.
Chickens are like a taste of fine wine. You just take one or two sips, but it's so good you find yourself drinking the whole darn glass and then everything in life seems just a little bit more colorful and that much nicer. 
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Chickens are like a taste of fine wine. You just take one or two sips, but it's so good you find yourself drinking the whole darn glass and then everything in life seems just a little bit more colorful and that much nicer. 
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post #4 of 91
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Okay, so one vote for Pekin so far. 

 

And I have no access to quail, but we are about to hatch out 12 guinea eggs.  Has anyone tasted guinea eggs? (I mean after I raise these and they start laying, of course.)

I hatched -um- birthed half a dozen hahns and hahnchens (3 boys and 3 girls) of the Caucasian Rowdy variety. 

I have a sweet, very patient husband who has indulged us in having a Goldendoodle, guinea pigs, budgies, & a bearded dragon, and so of course what we need are lots of chickens!

 

The problem with chickens is that they're like potato chips, you can't stop with just a few!

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I hatched -um- birthed half a dozen hahns and hahnchens (3 boys and 3 girls) of the Caucasian Rowdy variety. 

I have a sweet, very patient husband who has indulged us in having a Goldendoodle, guinea pigs, budgies, & a bearded dragon, and so of course what we need are lots of chickens!

 

The problem with chickens is that they're like potato chips, you can't stop with just a few!

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post #5 of 91
I think what they are eating makes more of a difference than what breed they are. If their food contains fish meal, they might taste fishy, etc.

Duck eggs taste a little richer than chicken eggs and I've heard they need to be cooked more gently to avoid the rubbery effect (lower heat, shorter cooking time). I use mine for baking.

Just to warn you, some people who react to chicken eggs can't eat duck eggs either.

Ancona ducks  |  Sebastopol geese  |  Blue and Lavender American geese

 

 

 

 

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Ancona ducks  |  Sebastopol geese  |  Blue and Lavender American geese

 

 

 

 

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post #6 of 91

I eat my Cayuga eggs. They don't taste any different then a chicken egg to me honestly. My Cayuga girls lay about 5-6 eggs a week, each. One duck hen kept our fridge stocked with eggs while I hatched all of the chicken eggs I had. We don't eat an over abundance of eggs though.

 

I have never had them deviled... made just about everything else with them.

I am a Bantam addict!

Proud mama to 1 Son, 2 Horses, 2 Dogs, 2 Cats, 6 Seramas, 6 Bantam Cochins/Cochin Mixes, 4 Cayugas... and counting.

 

    Looking for Silkies, preferably grown, pretty close to my area, pet quality is fine. Want them for broodies and eggs.

 

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I am a Bantam addict!

Proud mama to 1 Son, 2 Horses, 2 Dogs, 2 Cats, 6 Seramas, 6 Bantam Cochins/Cochin Mixes, 4 Cayugas... and counting.

 

    Looking for Silkies, preferably grown, pretty close to my area, pet quality is fine. Want them for broodies and eggs.

 

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post #7 of 91
I've heard that some people who are allergic to chicken eggs can eat duck eggs with no problem. You can google it.

As for egg production... Khaki Campbells are one of the best layers and Indian Runners are a close second. Khakis aren't really a "pretty" breed. Runners are... Comical. Lol. You just can't look at them and not smile.

I'm going to eat my duck eggs when they start laying so I'm excited to see how they taste too! I've heard only good things. There's a thread about duck egg recipes on BYC. Maybe you could search for it. I don't know how to post the link here. Sorry.
post #8 of 91
My neighbors son is allergic to chicken eggs but not duck eggs. They appreciate it the times I've given duck eggs to them!
Raising two boys and a pampered pekin duck named Soleil (b. 3/12/2012)

Founding member of the Pekin Duck Club on BYC!

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/742668/pekin-duck-club
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Raising two boys and a pampered pekin duck named Soleil (b. 3/12/2012)

Founding member of the Pekin Duck Club on BYC!

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/742668/pekin-duck-club
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post #9 of 91

Welsh Harlequins are pretty production ducks, and smaller then pekins too.

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There is no justification for the slaughter of innocent children in the name of "Women's rights."

'Quid est veritas?' - Pilate
✿My DragonCave Scroll http://dragcave.net/user/iluvsedward      ♥Pro-life Catholic♥

CHECK OUT MY BOOK!!>>I thinks its good, how about you?>>> http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/taylies-story-updates

 

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post #10 of 91
WH are so pretty!
Raising two boys and a pampered pekin duck named Soleil (b. 3/12/2012)

Founding member of the Pekin Duck Club on BYC!

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/742668/pekin-duck-club
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Raising two boys and a pampered pekin duck named Soleil (b. 3/12/2012)

Founding member of the Pekin Duck Club on BYC!

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/742668/pekin-duck-club
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