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

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ChckenBoy13, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. ChckenBoy13

    ChckenBoy13 Out Of The Brooder

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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!
     
  2. imaculprit

    imaculprit Out Of The Brooder

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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.
     
  3. The Howards

    The Howards Chillin' With My Peeps

    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.
     
  4. Daisy9696

    Daisy9696 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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?
     
  5. Apyl

    Apyl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  6. ChckenBoy13

    ChckenBoy13 Out Of The Brooder

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    My mallard ducklings swimming in the sink!
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    So cute [​IMG]
     
  8. The Howards

    The Howards Chillin' With My Peeps

    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.
     
  9. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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

    Krischick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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