Do duck eggs taste like chicken eggs?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by 2manyhats, Sep 1, 2008.

  1. 2manyhats

    2manyhats Songster

    May 18, 2008
    Central NY
    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?
  2. Great question. I was wondering the same thing. Anyone out there know ?
  3. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Songster

    Jun 8, 2007
    kemp texas
    i like duck eggs better than chicken eggs.they are also better to bake with
  4. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    I like them better than chicken eggs for baking, cooking and over medium with sourdough toast.
  5. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Songster

    Mar 17, 2008
    Cranbrook, BC, Canada
    I find duck eggs taste a bit stronger then chicken eggs and their texture is over all richer.
  6. BantyHugger

    BantyHugger Songster

    May 23, 2008
    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!
  7. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
    I think they DO have just a bit stronger taste, but not bad.
  8. henjoy

    henjoy Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    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.
  9. banter

    banter Songster

    Mar 3, 2008
    Raymond Maine
    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!
  10. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Songster

    Aug 8, 2008
    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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