How do you store your duck eggs?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by scarter, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. scarter

    scarter Songster

    Aug 22, 2008
    Roberts, WI
    We never really thought about the duck eggs until they started getting bigger and now the chicken egg cartons won't close. That doesn't make it very easy to store in the fridge. What do you store yours in?

  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    The fridge egg tray [​IMG] [​IMG]
  3. manxminx

    manxminx In the Brooder

    Jul 20, 2009
    Isle of Man
    I put the date on them (so we use the oldest first) and put them in a bowl, I don't keep eggs in the fidge. If i give any away, I use chicken egg boxes and put a rubber band around it - only thing I could thing of!
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    Oh, dear. Can you at least use the bottom half? My runners lay eggs that are about the size of a medium to large chicken egg, so we haven't had that problem. Hmmmmmm.

    Kind of a happy problem, yes, so many large eggs?

    What about a nice bread serving basket? They are long and should be deep enough. Don't really need a lid, I don't think, and it looks nice.
  5. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    I guess you'll have to eat them fresh! [​IMG]
  6. Sweetfolly

    Sweetfolly Songster

    Apr 17, 2009
    Kildare, Wisconsin
    I store all the eggs (the ones for eating in the fridge, AND the ones for incubating down in the basement) in egg flats - no lids to worry about. [​IMG]
  7. scarter

    scarter Songster

    Aug 22, 2008
    Roberts, WI
    So what you all are saying is that you have nice neat fridges! [​IMG] The problem in our house is three kids and messy parents on top of that. I was concerned since we get 10+ chicken eggs a day that they would get dumped or smoched before we could give some away or use them all. I'll just have to be careful. You know, I might try and find our old egg tray that belongs to the fridge. That might be tall enough. I use the cartons because they are shorter than that plastic egg tray that came with the refridgerator. It's a huge box with a lid and took way too much room up.

    Thanks all. It is certainly a good problem to have and to top it the other runner started laying too! So now we're up to two eggs from the ducks. That's all though the other two are males.

  8. goosedragon

    goosedragon Songster

    Mar 28, 2009
    Central NC
    Quote:Are you planning on eating them or hatching them? Hatching eggs I usually mark the date layed, and leave on a kitchen counter. Eating eggs I usually mark the date laid and put in the refrigerator. In either case I usually use a regular carton WITH THE TOP CUT OFF! If you are planning to stack them you need to put the largest eggs in the four corners of the cartons to support the layer above without rocking. Good luck!
  9. rgn87

    rgn87 Songster

    Mar 17, 2010
    I put mine in the fridge for a week max, then throw them away
  10. smurfboe

    smurfboe In the Brooder

    Jul 10, 2009
    Phillipston, MA
    I put mine in the fridge and do egg maintenance on weekends. What every is left from the week get cracked and put in ziplock bags in the freezer for winter cooking when they are not laying. I also number the eggs because I'm curious how many I get each year. For three girls (1 yrs olds) I am up to 300 (not including the nest she sat on).

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