what to do with duck eggs?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by myfowlfriends, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. myfowlfriends

    myfowlfriends Out Of The Brooder

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    My hen Ophelia started laying at exactly four months old. Very early i know, but she did. Since she has been laying an egg every day and i have a whole carton of them now and don't know what to do with them? Do they taste the same as chicken eggs? I have chickens, too, and enjoy their eggs quite a bit but am not sure about duck eggs. My uncle said they're greasy. My grandma said theyre better for baking purposes then chickens are, so i used one in a donut recipe. Didn't notice a difference but feedback would be nice, thanks!!
    here's a pic of ophelia [​IMG]
     
  2. They taste the same if their on the same diet. Yes, their good for baking. They hold together better.
     
  3. wafflechicken

    wafflechicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Ophelia is gorgeous! What a wonderful picture.

    And duck eggs are amazing eating. They are richer than chicken eggs but I wouldn't say greasy. There's just a thickness and richness to the yolk that isn't there in chicken eggs. Best way to explain it is - you know how home-raised chicken eggs are richer and better than store chicken eggs? Duck eggs are like that to home-raised chicken eggs.
     
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  4. myfowlfriends

    myfowlfriends Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah i know exactly what you mean by that. Once you start eating your chickens eggs, you never want store ones ever again. I can't eat them if i try it's just such a vast difference but thanks for the info good way of putting it [​IMG]
     
  5. laughingdog

    laughingdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What breed is ophelia?
     
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  7. SJUDD

    SJUDD Chillin' With My Peeps

    I use mine for baking but also for French Toast... I make a custard the night before with duck eggs, heavy cream, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg... I beat it until it is thick and then cover it and put in the refrigerator overnight. It makes the BEST french toast. My friend made chocolate pudding with the eggs I gave her. I also made a quiche for my neighbors with them and they loved it. I find that I do not like duck eggs for actual egg eating (like over easy, scrambled, etc) but the cakes I make with them are so moist and delicious. Your duck is gorgeous. :)
     
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  8. wafflechicken

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    I have to kind of agree with this. I prefer my chicken eggs over easy but if I do that with the duck eggs it's too rich. However, over medium is just fine. (i find them a little too firm for scrambled, though)

    In addition to all the baking benefits, they make fantastic hard boiled eggs. The whites seem to be firmer without being rubbery and the yolk is so creamy that you can pop it out and literally spread it on toast. Yes, when it's been "hard" boiled.

    If I were you I would just experiment with them and see what suits your tastes (my Mom likes them fried up just fine, for instance). Put it this way, I sort of fell into trying a duck egg once. A month later I had 5 laying ducks.
     
  9. cosbackyard

    cosbackyard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We do half and half duck eggs and chicken for making scrambled eggs. I can't tell the difference.
     
  10. myfowlfriends

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    Thanks everyone, I knew there was a difference but I didn't know of all these specialties they're good for. i will try making deviled eggs with them today and not telling the rest of my family they were Ophie's lol. Thank you all.
     

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