to many duck eggs!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DucksN'Horses, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. DucksN'Horses

    DucksN'Horses Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 4, 2011
    alright, so i dont eat duck eggs ( i know some people do, but i just cant, i dont know why) but when my ducks arive and they start laying, what happens when you get to many eggs? say i only want to hatch 10-15. and my duck keeps laying, do i just throw the rest away? do people buy fertil duck eggs? do people EAT fertil duck eggs? has anyone had this problem before? what did you do?
    if it helps to know they are call ducks.
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    I give away a bunch of eggs! I also eat my share [​IMG]

    There are people around who've never tried them but would like to, some people remember duck eggs as a special treat from their childhoods, a few who don't want to eat them. But I ask - I ask the store clerk I deal with often, the oil delivery guy, the neighbors, coworkers . . . the only time I've had to compost eggs is when we're snowed in or some other crisis that keeps me out of circulation for a few weeks. But I'm getting better about it, I think.

    Yes, there are people who prefer fertile eggs to eat. And there is a forum on BYC if you want to advertise fertile eggs.
  3. tritty74

    tritty74 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 19, 2011
    You could always scramble them up and feed them back to the ducks. It is good protein for them.
  4. GrannyCarol

    GrannyCarol Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 7, 2011
    Try baking with them, if you can't bring yourself to eat them scrambled. They are GREAT for baking.

    Fertile or not doesn't make any difference in eating them, they look and taste the same. Duck eggs usually sell for more than chicken eggs around here on the egg market. There is a pretty active market in some places for eggs to hatch, but its more trouble if you are going to ship at all. Hatching eggs can be pretty valuable if you have nice ducks.

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