Duck eggs

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by mymenagerie67, Jul 30, 2014.

  1. mymenagerie67

    mymenagerie67 Out Of The Brooder

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    Just wondering how many people have ducks for their eggs, I have 4 kc hens, about 3 months old, and got them for either eggs, along with our hens eggs. Is anyone out there eating duck eggs aswell? A neighbor has pekins and got sick from her eggs now i'm wondering if I should worry about it or not.....any thoughts or comment would be greatly appreciated. thank you
     
  2. corrinekay

    corrinekay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We definitely eat duck eggs and have never gotten sick. If you collect them timely and wash them you shouldn't ever have a problem. They are good, especially for baking. You can also sell eggs or let some hatch out in spring if you have a male.
     
  3. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    I have ducks eggs here.. unless she has an intolerance a duck egg is no more harmful than a chicken egg, so i have no idea what to say on that.

    Ducks eggs are well known for their baking usage, highly prized in some areas actually.
     
  4. apricotvalleywf

    apricotvalleywf Chillin' With My Peeps

    I cannot produce enough to sell! I can sell dozens a day. Eggs are amazing, best bang for your buck and more nutritious than chickens.

    Absolute no issues in getting sick, that's a safe food handling error.
     
  5. mymenagerie67

    mymenagerie67 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for all the info, now looking forward to trying duck eggs...
    I have 4 KC males if you know of anyone that would like them...Chatt TN area
     
  6. corrinekay

    corrinekay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm in Clarksville TN. We are almost neighbors, lol. I have mostly mallards, besides the one white mallard and a kc hen.
     
  7. mymenagerie67

    mymenagerie67 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ahh ok, got the 4 kc's hoping that atleast some would be females, nope, all males and I ended up with 2 male mallards aswell. Had to order 4 females which are now 4 months now, still need to find homes for the 6 males
     
  8. corrinekay

    corrinekay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you keeping at least one male for breeding purposes or just wanting all girls.
     
  9. mymenagerie67

    mymenagerie67 Out Of The Brooder

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    Just keeping the girls
     
  10. ringaring

    ringaring Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm having egg issues: I have 10 adult ducks, all laying last year, yet this year I am only getting 2-3 eggs a day, laid in their house. I also have 4 drakes and 10 ducklings & juveniles - sexes to be determined. They free range from 0900-1900 and have a secure duck house at night. I have found 2 nests outside which are now gone along with the brush they were hiding in. Any suggestions as to how I can convince the rest of them to start laying again - preferably in the house? Could the changes in the flock be inhibiting their laying?
     

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