what do you duck and turkey owners do with them?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Justino, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

    Dec 21, 2007
    im just curious, but do you guys eat duck and turkey eggs?
    do they lay everyday or what?
    how big are the eggs?

  2. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon

    Jan 27, 2007
    I shot this for some thread, last year, about f**t eggs/cock eggs/etc.


    L to R: Royal Palm turkey egg, Red Sex Link hen (maybe a hen - has spurs and crows with the rooster) cock-egg , Black Sex link egg,
    store bought whitey.

    Sorry, no ducks here.

    Turks lay seasonally (and the eggs are tasty - if you drop the egg the shells are often tough enough to go rolling away instead of cracking).

    I'm sure the `quackers' will be here to represent soon, cause this turkey can't do it for `em.
  3. kstaven

    kstaven Crowing

    Jan 26, 2007
    BC, Washington Border
    Duck eggs are great for eating and prized by chefs world wide, because of the quality pastry they can produce with them.

    Some breeds of duck are egg a day birds and others not. Eggs from mine are about 1.7 times larger than a large chicken egg.
  4. professor-yellow

    professor-yellow Songster

    Mar 23, 2008
    I would say the 1.7 times larger is about right. I have both Rouens and White Golden Hybrids from Metzer Farms. The WGH's give me an egg a day and have been for about 3 months now. The Rouens have been laying for about 2 months and one has been hit or miss.

    I have converted a few folks to duck eggs since they have a richer flaver and larger yolk. The fans who like fried eggs will become loyal converts. And as stated earlier makes for richer baked goods.

    The biggest problem is wanting to eat more because they taste so good.

    Mond you, I have both ducks and chickes so I compare the flavers and qualities side by side regularly.
  5. SueNH

    SueNH Songster

    Feb 24, 2007
    Turkey eggs taste just like chicken eggs to me.

    I'm not real fond of duck eggs straight but in baking stuff they are better by far.
  6. Sunny Chook Farm

    Sunny Chook Farm Songster

    Jan 23, 2008
    My ducks (the runners) have just started laying. Right now I'm getting 3 eggs a day.. We eat them as we would chicken eggs, and I'm happy to have fresh duck eggs to use for baking... Don't have turkeys YET....
  7. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Songster

    Mar 17, 2008
    Cranbrook, BC, Canada
    No turkey eggs yet for me this year, still waiting for my hen to start, but usually I do not eat them, every egg I get goes in the bator or under a broody hen.
    I do not like the taste of the turkey eggs, their eggs are udderly tasteless. I can always tell when mom makes scrambled eggs out of a turkey egg, it just tastes so ........... [​IMG]
    Also I get really sick from eating turkey eggs, dunno why, I can eat like 3-4 duck eggs without a problem, after half a turkey egg I am ready to throw up.

    Duck eggs are the way to go if you want a nice tasty egg, same with guinea eggs, yummy.
  8. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

    Dec 21, 2007
    thank you guys! ive been wonderin this for quite a while now but now i know [​IMG]
  9. Critter Crazy

    Critter Crazy Songster

    Apr 19, 2007
    Binghamton, NY
    When we had Ducks, the eggs were fabulous!! They were bigger than chicken eggs, but tasted so good! They are fabulous for Baking!!
  10. cgjsmith

    cgjsmith Songster

    Mar 6, 2007
    I enjoy them!! LOL I put all my turkey eggs in the bator as well guineas arn't yet fertil as far as I can tell so they are just lyaing on the counter. C

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