Chicken vs Duck Egg question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MysticScorpio82, May 6, 2009.

  1. MysticScorpio82

    MysticScorpio82 Songster

    May 2, 2009
    Maine, USA
    I have always been curious, do duck eggs taste different than chicken eggs? I never had the opportunity to try duck eggs.
     

  2. karanleaf

    karanleaf Songster

    Jun 29, 2008
    Glenwood, Missouri
    I believe they may taste a little bit different but I don't think they taste bad at all. I really think they (duck eggs) are great for cooking, cakes, egg noodles custards and they make very fluffy omlets [​IMG] yum I like them hard boiled too [​IMG] One of the gals that works here in the Courthouse she took a dozen home she wanted to sneak them under the radar sorta speak. Well her son loves them and askes if she was getting more. [​IMG] The yolk is a bit richer and yellower but they are good. [​IMG] Now thats my story and I'm sticking to it [​IMG]

    [​IMG] Karan
     
  3. MysticScorpio82

    MysticScorpio82 Songster

    May 2, 2009
    Maine, USA
    Bumping in hopes of getting more than 1 response...[​IMG]
     
  4. Snakeoil

    Snakeoil Songster

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    Yes, duck eggs are very strong tasting, especially the yoke. They are excellent for baking, etc. I have to say once you get used to the difference between the two you won't know the difference.
     
  5. mythkat

    mythkat Songster

    I love my duck eggs. Even my husband (the man who swore he would never eat a green chicken egg) loves them. He couldn't understand why I have ducks but he's glad now. The only thing I haven't tried is hard boiled but I'm doing that this weekend. If they are too rich for you you can mix them with chicken eggs.
     
  6. Quote:I don`t know if I would term it "strong tasting", but "rich" comes to mind. Duck and goose eggs are higher in fat and are great tasting, but alas, "fat" is a 4 letter word for most of us......Pop
     
  7. MysticScorpio82

    MysticScorpio82 Songster

    May 2, 2009
    Maine, USA
    Thank you for the responses. I think I am going to get a couple of ducks afterall. I got the chickens for eggs and meat, but never really thought about eating duck eggs til now! [​IMG] Thank you again!
     

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