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Old 06-25-2014, 10:27 PM   #1
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Duck eggs - Farmer's Market tomorrow

I'm going to a Farmer's Market tomorrow, mainly to buy a local farm's pastured, organic, non-soy feed chicken eggs. And yes, I am going to pay the $6 per dozen. It's worth it!


They will also have duck eggs. I've never tried duck eggs. I hope they will sell me two or three so I can try them without buying a full dozen ($8/doz).

Anyone here eat duck eggs? Are they very different in flavor from chicken eggs?
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Old 06-25-2014, 10:52 PM   #2
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I did buy a jar of pickled quail eggs once and they tasted like Minnie chicken eggs. I wonder if the duck eggs will have a stronger taste than chicken?
You will have to let us know.
Non-soy feed eggs sounds great.
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Old 06-25-2014, 11:02 PM   #3
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I love duck eggs. They are bigger than chicken eggs. I would say they are similar in taste, but maybe a bit richer in flavor.
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I saw duck eggs at Costco last week.
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I've eaten duck and goose eggs from people who had them as pets. My memory is that as long as the animals weren't eating anything funky, their eggs tasted pretty much like chicken eggs.

I am interested to hear what you think, though, so do come back and tell us!
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I used to have chickens and would feed them all of the veggie waste as well as chicken scratch. They were the best eggs I've ever had...They were my little pets and I had them trained.
There is a feed store that sells home raised eggs but the guy can't tell me what they're fed.
I remember that it is almost impossible to find chicken feed without antibiotics in it.
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I like duck eggs. They are larger than extra large eggs and I think they have a richer flavored yolk and less white, and the white is whiter and firmer when pan fried.
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Pastured eggs are totally worth the price. Duck eggs taste a lot like chicken eggs, more yolk, less white. They are especially nice for baking.
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Duck eggs are great. They can be found in most Asian groceries and claim to be 'range free'.
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I bought 2 doz chicken eggs and a half dozen duck eggs. I didn't get a chance to cook today, so I'll see how they taste tomorrow. The farmer said that the duck eggs make great boiled eggs and are good used in bakery items, custards, etc.

It's nice to find pastured eggs. This farmer grows organic veggies and the chickens and ducks are free range in the organic area and munch on the veggie leftovers and bugs and other things that poultry should be eating. The chicken feed they get is organic, non-GMO, no antibiotics, and no soy.
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So funny that I saw this thread. I just got a message from my egg supplier that I'll be getting a few goose eggs in this week's dozen. I've had duck eggs before, but never goose eggs, so I'm going to do a little research in how best to use them.

I get my eggs from someone who raises chickens in her backyard.
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I get my eggs from someone who raises chickens in her backyard.
Okay then, bragger.

(I am teasing as I'm sure you know but I don't want to come off like a meanie please don't get mad at me sorry)
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It was a little bit of a brag, because the eggs from the farmers markets sell out quickly around here. Finally settling into an arrangement for a steady supply feels great.

But I still have to buy some from the supermarket; her supply can't quite meet my demand.
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Ntombi, wait until you see the size of the goose egg! My husband orders them from the farmer on occasion. They come 1 egg to a pint size basket (on a bed of Easter basket grass). I can't eat a whole goose egg at one time, so I don't get them. Hubby loves em though!
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I got them yesterday, and they are huge!

I took a pic of them next to my chicken eggs.
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^^ Nice photo! Have you cooked any yet? They are *super* difficult to crack - the shell is quite thick.
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Not yet. I'm going to have an omelet with one, either for dinner today or at some point tomorrow.
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OK, I think I am a duck egg convert!

I had one fried (over easy) and it tasted just like a chicken egg, but the white was slightly firmer and the yolk was thick and creamy.

I boiled a couple of the duck eggs and the boiled are good, also. The shell came right off, even though the eggs were fresh. The white is sturdy and the yolk big and soft. Duck eggs would make fantastic deviled eggs!!

Tomorrow I'm going to make cream cheese muffins with 2 duck eggs and see how that turns out.
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It was a little bit of a brag, because the eggs from the farmers markets sell out quickly around here. Finally settling into an arrangement for a steady supply feels great.

But I still have to buy some from the supermarket; her supply can't quite meet my demand.

Finding a good egg supplier is like finding a good, reliable auto mechanic! Very important!
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I feel so lucky to have two sources of free range eggs. One sells for $4/ dz and the other for $3/ dz. We have two hens ourselves, but they can't keep up with my egg demands now that I'm low carb.
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Duck eggs also make incredible mayonnaise!
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Living on a ranch as I do, I gather at least a dozen eggs a day, I have big fat healthy free range chickens that subside off of bugs and a little scratch each evening. So... Store bought eggs leave me blah.

This thread has inspired me to buy a couple of ducks!
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Anyone eat ostrich eggs? I've always had this fantasy of having friends over for Sunday brunch and cracking one ostrich egg to make a slew of scrambled eggs, etc. You need a hammer to crack the shell!


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Never tried them, but always wanted to!
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Anyone eat ostrich eggs? I've always had this fantasy of having friends over for Sunday brunch and cracking one ostrich egg to make a slew of scrambled eggs, etc. You need a hammer to crack the shell!


Stop! I may have to have an ostrich now too! Lol. Jk... That be cool though huh?
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I wish I could keep a couple of chickens..... city won't allow it.
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I wish I could keep a couple of chickens..... city won't allow it.
Eh, from what I understand they only lay for a year or two, then you've got "pet" chickens to feed and care for for however many years. (Unless you're gonna wring their little necks and eat 'em )
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I love duck eggs. They are bigger than chicken eggs. I would say they are similar in taste, but maybe a bit richer in flavor.
This! I used to have ducks, and I ate fresh eggs every morning. IMO, the flavor is much better than chicken eggs and they're bigger! Enjoy!
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My county allows chickens so long as you can have their house 100 feet from any residence. WHich in the suburbs with tiny yards is pretty difficult.

That being said, there's a family that has started a business renting chickens and coops to folks who want to give it a try (and have the space). THat way, they can see if they want to have chickens long-term. I think it's a very clever idea.
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Duck eggs also make incredible mayonnaise!
Ooooo! I didn't think of that.

I still haven't made the cream cheese muffins with the duck eggs. I keep getting sidetracked. Maybe tomorrow.
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