Shelf Life of Duck Eggs?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Bananarose24, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. Bananarose24

    Bananarose24 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 13, 2010
    Baltimore, MD
    What is the shelf life of Duck Eggs?
    We have Muscovies..

    How long can they sit out in the open? And how long in a fridge?

    Also, I've been reading posts.. and have seen some interesting things to be careful of when eating duck eggs (we have yet to eat one, but, have 2 in the fridge!).. Not to eat raw (after baking, and licking the bowl is a No no apparently).. and that the best ways to cook them are to put in a dish, or scrambled..

    Anything else I should know before we eat these eggs? We have Never had Duck eggs before and are Super Excited about trying them!!!
  2. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    when I have had an overflow of eggs, they sometimes are left on the counter for a few days until there's room or someone needs them(family usually). I have eaten them after being out for a few days and they were fine, I always float check the eggs though too.

    They are too rich for my stomach but my brother Loves them... I cooked them for breakfast at my fathers one weekend and made my brothers "over easy" so the yolk was still pretty dang soft... I watched him put the whole yolk in his mouth [​IMG] He eats like he's got 2 hallow legs though, i don't think anythings ever upset his stomach, lol.

    Muscovy egg shells are pretty thick/hard. They are really good for baking, that's what i use them for... but they're best for hatching [​IMG]
  3. tia

    tia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Valdez, Alaska
    They are great for french toast. We hatch ducks in an incubator in my classroom. I brought duck eggs in and made french toast for my students. They all had seconds.
  4. Kansaseq

    Kansaseq Prairie Wolf Farm Asylum

    Feb 12, 2009
    NE Kansas
    I treat them no different than my chicken eggs.
  5. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2010
    southern AL
    Dogs and DH have had them scrambled. We make egg sandwiches with them, just break the yolk, but it never really spreads, so it is not quite over easy, but the yolk isn't fully cooked either, french toast. And we've (or I have anyway) baked with them and given a bunch away.

    The ones approaching 3-4 weeks get cooked for the dogs.
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2011
  6. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008

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