Over Run With Duck Eggs

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by 72elizabeth, Nov 13, 2010.

  1. 72elizabeth

    72elizabeth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've put an ad in the local paper, and also on a local internet service. No one is responging to duck eggs. I've put them in for $2.50 a dz and $4.00 for 2 dz. My refrigerator's full. How long can I keep these eggs? Also, any suggestions on selling them. I don't have a car. I rent a car one day a month to do all my shopping and feed. It was give up my animals or the car. So, I'm grounded. Any suggestions on selling the eggs, or do I give them to a church?
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Make some cake. Duck eggs make them nice and fluffy.
     
  3. miltonsmom

    miltonsmom Out Of The Brooder

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    They also make wonderful egg noodles, we used to make tons of noodles & Angel Food Cake (takes 12 chicken eggs or 6 duck eggs) with our surplus egg supply.
     
  4. 72elizabeth

    72elizabeth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    making cakes and noodles is a great idea for a family. I don't bake for myself. I don't eat cakes or pies, infact I try not to cook at all. I've spent enough time cooking and raising 4 children. Now, if I want noodles, which is about once a month, I buy them at the store. I'm getting 8 duck eggs a day, and would appreciate a better way to get rid of them, beside me consuming them. Thanks
     
  5. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Call a local food pantry and see if they are willing to pick them up if you can't sell them.
     
  6. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I give many of mine away. It is better to do that, for me, than let them go to waste. Some people love the eggs. It has made stronger connections in my neighborhood.

    See if you can connect with a chef - they may be willing to buy some. Someone who grows vegetables or fruit may be willing to exchange.
     
  7. pascopol

    pascopol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Chefs of high class restaurants are always looking for fresh duck eggs (for baking).

    If your eggs are fertile and purebread you can sell them on ebay or ovabid as hatching eggs

    Also Asian markets. Since we do not know your location it is just shots in the dark.
     
  8. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    I feel your pain, we are up to 5 eggs per day. I haven't tried to sell them locally yet, and fear that they don't even buy it here. For now our dogs get extra eggs into their food bowls.
     
  9. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good advice so far.

    You can keep them for six months or more in the fridge--you'll know if they've gone bad when you open them up.

    As for emptying your fridge, Craigslist is not the best avenue for duck egg sales. Instead, try:
    * Chefs, either personal chefs or restaurant chefs
    * Bakers--they love the loft duck eggs provide
    * Asian markets--Asian cooks know what to do with duck eggs!

    I never sell mine for less than $4 a dozen. If they won't sell for that, I give them as gifts. They are too valuable in terms of my time and investment to be selling them for pocket change. My usual price is $5 a dozen, with discounts for regular customers.

    I have also traded mine for vegetables, plants, and milk. I'd like to trade for meat, but haven't had any luck on that score yet. I only trade for products of equal or greater quality. I believe in the power of good nutrition and to me, good nutrition starts with what my food eats. So I will trade my free-range, vegetarian-fed, humanely raised duck eggs for organically grown produce from healthy soils, raw milk from pastured cows, or meat from naturally raised and humanely slaughtered animals. We do eat junk food around here, but we try to base the core of our diet around those foods.

    Other things you can do with your eggs:

    * Freeze them for winter. Buy a set of two ice cube trays at the dollar store (unless you already have trays). Crack a dozen eggs into a bowl and lightly beat them until the yolks & whites are mostly combined & to remove some of the stiffness from the whites. Then pour the eggs into the trays--a dozen will neatly fit. Freeze. Then crack them into a bowl and store them in quart-sized freezer bags. Be sure to label them because they look a lot like frozen mango or peach!

    * Boil a few dozen and pack them in lunch boxes to share with friends.

    * Bake a quiche or two or three.

    * Call the food pantries and find out if they can use them.

    Good luck! I was facing the same issue not too long ago. My girls are slowing down and only giving me four or five eggs a day now, so I'm finding it more manageable. But there was a period there where I was getting a dozen eggs a day and having a hard time finding outlets for them all. The good news is, if my girls decide to stop laying for a month or two, I'm all set--eggs in the freezer!

    Have fun. [​IMG]
     
  10. duck walk

    duck walk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am getting 14-16 duck eggs a day and 2 goose eggs...that is a lot of eggs! I bake some, scramble some, omlet some, my kids use some and I have two neighbors who regularly buy some...I have a couple families who have kids and are struggling that I give eggs to...after that I have five dogs who love scrambled eggs...I crush and recycle the shells back to the flock...nothing goes to waste around here...
     

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