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Do duck eggs taste like chicken eggs?

post #1 of 23
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I recently got Indian Runner ducklings and mixed ducklings.  When researching duck breeds, I came across the fact that Runner ducks can outproduce a chicken in eggs.  I figure one egg probably tastes about the same as another.  Am I right?  Is there a notable difference in taste or use besides the size?

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1 BFF (my DH), 3 great teens, 1 chocolate lab, 2 retriever mutts and 2 ferrets. 12 RIR, 1 Polish, 1 BB Orp , 4 Buckeyes, 5 EE chicks, 5 SLW chicks, 6 CM, 1 OE bantams, 1 BS turkey, 7 PP, 4 Auburn, 4 BR poults, 10 BW quail, 9 Runner ducks, 8 mutt ducks, 1 sheep, 4 goats, 4 rabbits.

We're out of the teens.   Come on Spring!
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post #2 of 23

Great question.  I was wondering the same thing.  Anyone out there know ?

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post #3 of 23

i like duck eggs better than chicken eggs.they are also better to bake with

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post #4 of 23

I like them better than chicken eggs for baking, cooking and over medium with sourdough toast.

post #5 of 23

I find duck eggs taste a bit stronger then chicken eggs and their texture is over all richer.

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proud breeder of LF Leghorns(Black,Partridge/Blue Part, Buff, Silver), LF Black Australorps, LF Ameraucanas(B/B/S, Buff, Silver), Pilgrim Geese, Muscovy Ducks(B/B, Choc), Australian Spotted Ducks, Cortunix Quail(Gold, Wild, Tux, Rosetta- also avail in blue/silver, whites), Ringneck Pheasants, French Red Leg Partridges and Black Shoulder Peafowl. Striving for Exhibition type

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post #6 of 23

I think they taste the same. I like duck better because their bigger. Great for baking, but whatever you do DO NOT HARD BOIL THEM! We tried it 1 year for easter because they were the only white eggs we had. They come out rubbery and have 4 layers. an outer white, 2 inner whites, and the yolk. blek!

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post #7 of 23

I think they DO have just a bit stronger taste, but not bad.

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post #8 of 23

We have both runner ducks and various breed of chickens. The duck eggs seem to have a larger yolk in comparison to the white, but other than that, we've found very little difference. When we have guests, I usually try a taste test with them and most can't tell the difference when they taste them. We use them the same as chicken's eggs. They are good.

post #9 of 23

We had to get used to the BIG YOLKS and they are a little bit gooier (SP?), but now all are family and friends love them! My neighbors are addicted!

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post #10 of 23

They are a bit different, but not so much you would hate them if you love chicken eggs.

When scrambling, yes they are a little bit gooier.

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