Discussion in 'Ducks' started by pirtykitty, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. pirtykitty

    pirtykitty Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 8, 2008
    Waco, Texas
    I will have ducklings coming in May... and when they start laying was wondering how to cook them for breakfast..
    We were visiting at the resthome and hubby was telling the ladies about my ducks... And one of the ladies said duck eggs were tough.. I don't think this is right if they are cooked properly..
    Hubby likes his chicken eggs fried.. I like them either way..
    I use cheese when I do chicken eggs scrambled and sometimes alittle milk.

    I also look forward to using them for baking..
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2009
  2. ChickBond 007

    ChickBond 007 Licensed to Cull

    Feb 26, 2009
    Madison County, Iowa
    If you feed your ducks the same food that you would feed chickens, the eggs taste the same. If the ducks have pond access and eat some pond wildlife, you'll get a stronger tasting egg.
    My ducks free range during the day on grass/bugs, and eat layer crumbles each evening. Their eggs taste just like chicken eggs and appear the same except the yolk is larger.
  3. toletiquesbysam

    toletiquesbysam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2008
    There are alot of posts about how duck eggs, and one of the reasons why I got a few ducks along with my chickens. I haven't heard anything about them being "tough" maybe she was talking about the shell being tough to crack, but the texture is creamier and they are to be richer in taste. They are choice for baking, and that's what I love to do!! My ducks aren't even a week old yet so it will be awhile til I'll have my own eggs, but in the meantime, they sure are cute!!! [​IMG]
  4. LoveMyBirds

    LoveMyBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2008
    I never was much of an egg eater.. Little allergic to them..

    I did not know my daughter was allergic until this past Easter season.. The wife gives them to the daughter and when she was over I asked her how she liked them..

    She stated that they didn't make her "burp" like chicken eggs did and that they tasted really good..

    The wife also like them better than chicken eggs.. Said that they tasted a lot better..

    I still have not tried one yet...

    When I eat an egg I have to have fried potatos, a piece of meat, along with toast.. Then I don't get nauseous..
  5. headred

    headred Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 28, 2009
    A little drier than a chicken egg. Add some water. Otherwise, not much difference. A think a bit richer and the yolk is more orange. Enjoy!
  6. Dances with Ducks

    Dances with Ducks Chillin' With My Peeps

    The whites cook up much firmer when fried or boiled. That also might be what she meant by tough.
  7. pirtykitty

    pirtykitty Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 8, 2008
    Waco, Texas
    Thank you everyone.. for replying.. sorry I haven't been back on.. We had the washing maching leaking for some reason so spent about 3 to 4 hours helping hubby run a snake in and out of a pipe... to get the clog out... We had water in hot water heater closet and in the garage.. Luckily caught it before it got to hard wood floor pas the fire place!!!!!

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