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When can we start eating our ducks eggs?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by kstes347, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. kstes347

    kstes347 In the Brooder

    Jun 28, 2011
    Grass Valley, CA
    So, as I mentioned in a few posts ago, our oldest lady duck just started laying eggs!

    I'm wondering when we can start eating them? It weirds me out a little to think about picking it up out of the coop and cracking it open into the frying pan, any tips on how to clean them & store them for healthiest results?

    And should we wait until she has laid for a couple of weeks, or does it not really matter?

    Thanks for any help, it's kind of hard finding concrete info about this stuff!

  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    You can eat the very first egg.

    I stored my ducks' eggs on the kitchen counter, just like the chicken eggs from my flock. I do wipe the duck eggs off if they're muddy, with a dry dish towel. If I found an egg in the kiddie pool, I discarded it.

    LOVE duck eggs! The flavor is more rich than chicken eggs. And boy, howdy, do they make great baked desserts!
  3. Dusky Beauty

    Dusky Beauty Songster

    Aug 11, 2011
    Upshur County, Texas
    This recipe for flourless chocolate cake SPARKLED thanks to my duck eggs: http://www.pbs.org/food/recipes/flourless-chocolate-cake-3/

    My duck eggs manage to get messy a lot so I scrub them off in warm water with a splash of white vinegar, then I store them in the fridge to be sold or given away.
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    That looks yummy, did you use 6 ducks eggs in the rescipe? asking because they are so much larger thanb duck eggs.
  5. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Crowing

    May 24, 2011
    On, Canada
    Yeah as said right from the get-go.. but your right at first i to felt a touch odd.. i have gotten over that lol mind you .. i now have 3 cartons of eggs in my fridge [​IMG] My girls clearly don't get that i don't need quite that many eggs...
  6. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    i usually wait till after they lay them to start eating them. if you eat to early they taste like chicken ; /
  7. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Crowing

    Apr 14, 2011
    Central Oregon
    This time of year, I wash the mud off under running water. Then they go into the fridge.

    If the ducks have been tidy and laid the eggs in their proper nest of shavings, they just go into the fridge.

    I do wash the outside of the shell just before I crack the eggs. I just use clean water.

    Your fresh laid eggs are much healthier than the eggs you buy in the store.

    Later in the year, when I get a lot of eggs, the cartons will be dated, so that I can use the oldest eggs first.

  8. QuackerJackFarms

    QuackerJackFarms Songster

    Jun 26, 2011
    Plus it turns out badly for the duck.

    You're BAD!! LMBO.
  9. QuackerJackFarms

    QuackerJackFarms Songster

    Jun 26, 2011
    I'm a little irked by the thought of eating a duck egg altogether. So I get your irky-ness. :)

    Welcome to BYC!

  10. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Feb 20, 2008
    Opelousas, Louisiana


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