Turkey Eggs

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by FarmerGilland, May 30, 2011.

  1. FarmerGilland

    FarmerGilland Chirping

    May 29, 2011
    On Top of the Mountain
    I'm newbie as of yesterday, but I was wondering does anybody eat the turkey eggs? If so, how does it taste? Plus I've heard that you can't make cakes with them because of there size, is this true? Sorry for all the questions, this is also my first go around with turks. Actually I won't get then til June 8th. [​IMG]
  2. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

    Mar 17, 2010
    Western Washington
    They taste fine, just like pheasant and quail eggs, and chicken eggs. The membranes are tougher. Don't know about cooking, but I miight suggest reducing the amount of eggs used by 1/3.
  3. Rebel Rooster

    Rebel Rooster I Will Love! :)

    Jun 29, 2009
    Central SC
    My Coop
    Turkey eggs are great! They will sometimes equal 2 large chicken eggs! They are great for cakes! (Just like ducks eggs are) because of their large yolks... makes your cakes richer. That's what grandma always used in her cakes! [​IMG]
  4. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Songster

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
    Turkey eggs are not any different than chicken eggs, just bigger. Yes, you can use them in a cake. The best bakeries use duck eggs which are about the size of a turkey egg but much richer. A friend of mine that I gave some turkeys to last year asked the same question when they started to lay this spring. He scrambed some and fed them to his family who didn't know it was turkey eggs. They didn't know the difference.
  5. Alexander

    Alexander Songster

    May 15, 2011
    They are just like every other poultry egg.Delicious [​IMG]
  6. Stacykins

    Stacykins Crowing

    Jan 19, 2011
    Escanaba, MI
    I think they definitely taste richer and more delicious than regular chicken eggs. I just had two scrambled (waay too much, so the chicks I have in the brooder benefited), and they were excellent. These were hatching eggs I ordered, and the seller sent so many extras I couldn't fit them all in the 'bator! So the surplus pair that was left out became our breakfast. They did have bullseyes showing they were fertile, but oh well, tasty!
  7. markb816

    markb816 Songster

    Apr 18, 2010
    Middle Tennessee
    Turkey eggs are delicioso!
    Taste like big chicken eggs to me.

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