how much for duck eggs to eat?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by what was i thinking, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. what was i thinking

    what was i thinking Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    cny ny
    hi, i couldn't find this on here if it was discussed already.... sorry if it was.

    if you sell your duck eggs, how much do you get for them? i have no idea what the market is in my area but i would like to look into it. i have never seen them advertise on craigslist or anything.... can some one please tell me about their experience? thanks
     
  2. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a friend who has ducks and she started selling them by asking at a local asian restaurant. Word spread and now she's thinking of getting more ducks! Duck eggs are more in demand for traditional recipes I guess and it's a cultural thing, we just aren't used to thinking about eating them much.
     
  3. hippichick

    hippichick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Branch, La
    A couple of my ducks have just started laying this past week. We haven't eaten any yet. Maybe this is a silly question, but do they taste the same as chicken eggs?
     
  4. what was i thinking

    what was i thinking Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    cny ny
    Quote:it is my understanding they are a little stronger than chicken eggs, but great for baking.
     
  5. froggie71

    froggie71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    We get $3 a dozen. Some of the same people keep coming back and others are waiting for the chickens to lay. LOL Can't wrap their heads around eating a duck egg which is just plain silly. The yolks are a little larger than chicken eggs and the shell is much harder to crack. As for taste... well they taste like eggs. We've made deviled eggs for a party and everyone loved them. Most didn't know they were ducks eggs til after they ate them.
    Never thought of going to chinese restaurant to sell... hmmm. We did however go to a bakery that had just opened. They never heard of using duck eggs to bake with [​IMG] Guess they never heard some of the best bakers in the world use duck eggs.
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2009
  6. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

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    Sell 'em for as MUCH as you can get for them! [​IMG]

    Here in West Palm Beach, FL I have slowly built up a small number of customers who buy my chicken's eggs. I deliver them to everyone once a week, because it's easier for me than to coordinate individual pickups. I charge $4 a dozen, delivered. It's just a small operation, no more than 10 dozen a week, and it just helps to pay for the chicken feed.

    I've advertised on community bulletin boards, both actual and online. My best advertising comes from word of mouth. There are people who want farm-fresh eggs that come from hens known by name, not number, and are willing to pay that little bit extra.

    Now I've been trying to find customers for my ducks' eggs. They really are a rare commodity, they aren't sold in any stores that I know of. I've gotten some calls from folks who do Google searches for duck eggs in West Palm Beach and find my posts. But so far no steady customers.

    I'd like to find someone who does speciality or gourmet baking, or has a small restaurant, and wants duck eggs for their recipes. They can be used in egg dishes like chicken eggs, but I think they're best for baking. They have nice big golden yolks, and the whites are a bit denser & thicker. They give baked goods a nice loft. Even pancakes & waffles are better with duck eggs. My kids notice the difference, and after enjoying a pancake breakfast go out to say "thank you!" to the ducks.

    I am offering the duck eggs in smaller quantities, 6 for $3, since most folks don't need many at one time. If I find more demand for them, I will raise the price then. I offer a few free to my chicken egg customers in hopes of getting them hooked on their goodness. Hopefully there will be more of a demand for them during the holidays when folks do more special baking.
     
  7. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    I've already got some people who want my eggs when they start laying. It's been through word of mouth in the Asian community. $6.50 a dozen. Funny thing is that they all want to know how to return my cartons. I might give a discount if they do, more than the cost of the carton, just 'cause I think it's cool.
     
  8. LauraSBale

    LauraSBale Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I do the same thing with the returned egg cartons, i give .50 off each dozen when they return them, this way i dont have to worry about buying them and it my little contribution to recycling.
     
  9. LoreenH

    LoreenH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I already have 2 people who want duck eggs and I don't even have ducks yet! I won't be getting ducklings until probably February, so I'm guessing I won't have eggs until this time next year. I am getting Swedish ducks and I've heard/read they can lay almost all year long.

    Good idea about giving a discount when they return the cartons.
     
  10. JUROBBINS

    JUROBBINS Out Of The Brooder

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    sorry to intrude, but can i ask if the baking thing is true for all duck eggs? mine are pekin and have just started laying this week. i am trying to get educated on them-as far as laying eggs, nesting, babies, etc. thanks!!
     

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