Duck eggs causing me stomach pain?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by kurtjackieprovost, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. kurtjackieprovost

    kurtjackieprovost In the Brooder

    Apr 22, 2011
    I've planned a year for my ducks, We've worked so hard to make it a perfect place for our flock. We are finally getting 4 eggs a day. Enough for our family and some to give away. Now all of a sudden, I get terrible stomach pain after eating duck eggs. :(My son also complains of stomach pain.) What gives? [​IMG] Could we have developed an allergy? Are they just to rich for our systems to handle? If I change the feed, will it change the eggs?[​IMG] Has anyone else had this happen? [​IMG] I'm so disapointed I could cry.[​IMG]

  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
    Wow I've never heard of that before. You very well could have a allergy to it. They could also just be too rich to handle. I don't think the feed would change it but it's worth a try. I've never eaten any of my birds eggs. I'm sorry this is happening to you [​IMG]. How were the eggs prepared?
  3. Bink

    Bink In the Brooder

    Mar 21, 2010
    Stratford Ct
    My wife has the same problem, She has a intolerence of potasium cant eat bannas or avacodos and duck eggs are high in that
  4. kurtjackieprovost

    kurtjackieprovost In the Brooder

    Apr 22, 2011
    Quote:I made a quiche with added cheese, and also a regular cooked egg. I've eaten them fried in the past without any problem, now there is a big problem.
  5. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Songster

    Aug 4, 2010
    San Diego
    Have you changed their feed lately? Is it a corn-based feed? Do you have a sensitivity to corn? Maybe it isn't the eggs, but the dairy in the quiche.

  6. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Songster

    Oct 10, 2010
    Grand Blanc, MI
    I can't eat duck eggs either. Be careful, the more you eat them the worse the reaction will be every time. Mine went from stomach pain to vomiting and swollen eyes. Haven't eaten one since. I am developing an intolerance to chicken eggs too. [​IMG] However, I have read that a gluten or other serious intolerance will make you more sensitive to difficult to digest foods. It might be worth getting an allergy test done. I think that's what I'll being doing after the first of the year.
  7. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Crowing

    Sep 25, 2010
    Kansas City
    If I eat chicken eggs from the store over easy they hurt my stomach and make me feel queasy. I haven't had that problem with my eggs. I'm not sure why, but my girls don't eat much of their layer normally, so it could be a feed thing. Maybe try switching their feed to see if that helps?
  8. dumb_cluck

    dumb_cluck Songster

    Mar 26, 2010
    Upstate NY
    Do they free range? Just curious, because they can eat about ANYTHING. That, I'm sure, will make the eggs taste "different". Not sure whether that would cause stomach pain though...... [​IMG]
  9. zzGypsy

    zzGypsy Songster

    Aug 8, 2011
    if you're interested in finding out exactly what you're reacting to, you have to eliminate everything else... eat just one thing and see if you react to it.
    here are a couple of things to try:

    1) hard boil a single duck egg and eat it, plain with nothing else - if you still have pain it's definitely something about the duck or the duck feed. try the same with a chicken egg just to be sure it isn't eggs in general.

    2) if no reaction to the hard boiled egg, try fixing one duck egg in the way you usually eat it (fried?) but with nothing else, just the egg on a non-stick pan. sometimes folks can eat the eggs, but only if they're cooked, not raw. try this again with a chicken egg, just to be sure.

    if it's definitely an issue with the duck eggs, you can try changing their feed. my neighbor can't eat the eggs from her chickens, but can eat commercial eggs... she's very alergic to alfalfa and her chickens eat their horse's alfalfa... she's reacting to that, not the egg itself.

    duck eggs are richer than chicken eggs. if it's a too-rich issue, you can try using half duck eggs and half chicken eggs when you scramble them.

    I'd be pretty sad if I had to give up duck eggs... sorry you're having trouble with them. [​IMG]

  10. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Songster

    Dec 28, 2009
    I just find them to have a very earthy taste, but they did not make me sick. Go see a Dr. Right away. It could be something in the ducks egg or like some said....allergues. good luck.

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