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Muscovy eggs???

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by prairiegirl, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. prairiegirl

    prairiegirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Muscovy ducks are a new addition to our barnyard. We got them to help with fly control.

    We have two hens are currently getting one egg a day since Sunday. If you have Muscovies, do you eat them and how? Baked items, fried, scrambled..........

    Thanks

    prairiegirl
     
  2. lowcountrypoultry

    lowcountrypoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    They are great for baked goods [​IMG]

    Or if you have a male duck mating them then you could always let them set [​IMG]
     
  3. ShadyGlade

    ShadyGlade Chillin' With My Peeps

    They make a nice omelet or fried egg too, just cook them at a slightly lower temperature than a chicken egg or the whites can toughen up.
     
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2009
  4. Lynn

    Lynn Out Of The Brooder

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    We love the muscovy duck eggs! They are wonderful for baking (they will make a cake loftier and richer), and we also like them scrambled, etc. I haven't tried them fried (my husband likes scrambled best), but use them in baking and in quiche.

    Their taste is no different than chicken eggs, but you will notice a slight difference in the raw egg's texture. The yolks are thicker and the whites are stiffer, making them harder to scramble up or blend evenly. So, I crack the eggs into the bowl and set it on the warm oven while doing other things. I've noticed that when they get warm, they get much looser and easier to blend.

    Oh, they are also really hard shelled! You need more force when cracking them open.

    That's about it! If we could get them year round as reliably as chicken eggs, I'd say they were better in every way! (But I do love my chickens too)

    Enjoy!

    Lynn
     
  5. AhBee01

    AhBee01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2007
    yo. ohio
    Try them hard boiled, I just did a few weeks ago and they were great! They white was the same as chicken, but the yolk was so creamy!
    Brenda
     
  6. prairiegirl

    prairiegirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for all the information and tips on these eggs. They sure look nice and I can't wait to try them. I plan to use a couple in bread this week.


    BTW, I tried doing a search to find the answer to my question. I didn't find it even after phrasing it a few different ways. Today, I see that there are other threads asking similar questions.
    Am I doing something wrong when using the search? Any search tips?

    Thanks again for all the help.

    prairiegirl
     
  7. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
    Central NC
    I just want to add that when I was a kid we used to raise Muscovy for eggs. Biggest problem was that those big eggs wouldn't fit even in Jumbo chicken egg cartons! Our chickens were all brown egg layers. I don't know how many of our customers realized that the white eggs were duck eggs (we had a little note that we kept in the money jar) back in those days we would just put the eggs and the money jar by our driveway on the main road with a sign that said EGGS. We always had requests for our white eggs since many in the area had brown egg layers. Many baking recipies that used lots of eggs had to be adjusted since the Muscovy eggs ran at 30 ounces per dozen while large chicken eggs are 24 ounces/doz. ~gd
     

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