Duck Eggs

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by CBrumit, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. CBrumit

    CBrumit In the Brooder

    Aug 3, 2013
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    I am not a health department staffer, just someone who has raised ducks for over three years most recently (and many years ago for a few years).

    I also eat duck eggs over easy. Had one yesterday afternoon. Still standing this morning.

    There is a spectrum of belief, philosophy, and feelings about food safety. While I have studied germ theory and am aware of standard hygiene practices, I am not one to worry a whole lot about runny yolks.

    If I recall correctly, some years back, it was illegal in New Jersey to serve eggs with runny yolks. I kid you not. I also recall that since then, the law was rescinded. (For kicks, if you can find a recording of "Eggs Like These," you might enjoy it. It was a parody song about eating eggs over easy.)

    Apparently in the UK there has been an increase in salmonella poisoning. And if that is the case, I can see advising caution.

    My approach is to keep the ducks as healthy as I can, and their environment as healthy as I can. Oh, and to keep me as healthy as I can (immune system and all that). Before I cook an egg, I do the float test. If I am going to do anything other than boil the eggs, I then crack the egg into a clear container. I check for bits of egg shell, and take a look. Rarely there is a gray blob in the egg. Nothing to worry about.
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2013

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