What fun! I haven’t tried hatching eggs from Cornish X and read that they aren’t good for breeding, but I have one Cornish X hen that I want to try hatching eggs from. When possible , let them cool on the counter. If not, you need to do one or the other to provide them enough calcium to make a complete shell. , Glad to hear that the recipes are ‘inviting!’ Let me know how you like them! This site uses cookies from Google to deliver its services, to personalize ads and to analyze traffic. My daughter does the office birthday baking for all her co-workers. Especially for those fresher eggs – most of them peeled very nicely. We have two peking ducks and one is currently laying eggs, so far 10 within two weeks. I haven’t eaten eggs from the store in several years…I can’t imagine going back to buying those pale yolked eggs again. The problem with flats is they hold 20 eggs and don’t have a lid. The ‘official’ ratio is 2 duck eggs equals 3 chicken, but like you I just use them one for one without any trouble. , You could always put a lid of the Turkey flats on top and then use rubber bands…I’ve never seen turkey flats so I’m just presuming an idea If your recipe calls for 3 chicken eggs, use 2 duck eggs. Atom frosting, and give them to friends and neighbors. I suspect that there was a genetic issue because the others in the flock laid normal eggs. They usually lay quite well during the winter, when my chickens start to slack off. You may have people in your area who are interested in purchasing ducklings for their backyard flock or homestead, so this could give you additional income potential. I used duck egg yolks once when making a custard based ice cream. Leave me a comment! I also want to hear more about those little Dorkings . Hi Kathy, I would assume that in any given recipe you can substitute an equivalent weight of duck eggs, and if you don’t like the results, you can always make it with chicken eggs next time. Thanks for the suggestion John. Use two ‘ice cubes’ for 1 large egg. How exciting! That sounds interesting…I’ll have to look it up. I also used them in cakes, cookies and bread pudding, among other baked items. Is it merely taste or do they have some other advantage over chickens eggs? I read that they need a higher humidity level than the chick eggs…are you keeping the humidity higher for the duck eggs? It is important they lose weight (12-14%) during incubation. Most of my duck eggs are used in baking or meatloaves. amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon";
duck eggs taste different from chickens eggs(which we mostly eat and prefer) because we are used to eat chicken eggs,some folks who only raise ducks and eat their eggs may prefer it over chicken eggs.It takes time to develop taste. My Mom used duck eggs for cakes when I was a kid and I can still remember how moist and wonderful those cakes tasted! I have resorted to putting my duck eggs in every other cup of the egg cartons that I reuse. Quick breads, cakes, muffins, brownies, and other goodies are delicious made with duck eggs in place of chicken eggs in your recipes. Disclosure. I am now eagerly looking forward to using them in my holiday baking for richness, texture, and fluffiness! Duck eggs do not whip up as easily as chicken eggs. I plan to let them read your post. I love to use them in casseroles but I agree, they smell and taste “gamey” when fried. Leave me a comment or write me at foodlustpeoplelove [at] gmail [dot] com. If your ducks lay eggs that are similar in size to a chicken’s, then I suggest using the same number of duck eggs in place of chicken eggs. Glad you like them! Merry Christmas! Although I don’t care for these eggs in my omelet, I really do enjoy using them to bake homemade treats for lunch boxes and desserts. Do you want to be more self-reliant? I love our duck eggs, too. I have been wondering what the difference was between duck, and chicken eggs, thanks to you now I know, thanks for sharing. This means that every time you visit this website you will need to enable or disable cookies again. I’m going to have to get crackin’ on the home baked goodies! Look for the Australian fox proof chook proof dome chicken tractor. Thanks for the info. From all that I just read in the above notes..it seems like they do not lay year round but several months at a time? Hi Linda! Because duck eggs have a harder, thicker shell than chicken eggs, they are reported to keep longer in storage. I bet the duck eggs do help with gluten free baking! Let me know how the hatch goes. Thanks for stopping by! I’ll have to try it and see what happens. Thanks in advance. I’m interested to hear how this all turns out. In general, the following conversion works pretty well…, 3 medium chicken eggs = 2 large duck eggs. The extra fat makes the finished product more moist and tender, and the extra protein makes the texture more spongy. I use the duck eggs in baking and they are perfect for cakes & cookies for the reason you posted. Glad to know I’m not just crazy Thanks for sharing your experience with us, Home Chicken Coops! If your ducks lay eggs that are similar in size to a chicken’s, then I suggest using the same number of duck eggs in place of chicken eggs. Lisa I hope you enjoy the recipes! We still couldn’t fit them in the cartons, lol! If the humidity is too high, they won’t lose sufficient weight and hatchability will be poor. This water loss is perfectly normal – during incubation an egg will lose about 15% of its weight before hatching. They also lay good sized eggs. He likes the duck eggs, and since he eats very little, the high fat content and extra nutritional value is a good thing. I buy eggs from free range chickens and they are so much better than store bought. Ducklings are a ton of fun If your doctor has you on a low fat, low cholesterol diet, you might want to stick with chicken eggs, or egg whites. They all rave about how moist her cakes are. I’ll have to try them scrambled with some cheddar and herbs…that sounds good! Thanks for sharing! But it doesn’t work for selling a dozen duck eggs. I don’t freeze cooked eggs, but I have read that you can freeze scrambled eggs and hard boiled eggs. Are you going to try hatching some out? I realize that this is a bit confusing and it took a while for me to get the hang of using duck eggs in my recipes. I enjoyed this post and learned something too. I bought the fertile eggs from a nearby farm. Powered by, Hot Breakfast: Baked Cinnamon & Apple Oatmeal, Post Comments All eggs start to lose moisture through the shell immediately after laying. Thanks for stopping by and subscribing! And I like tossing them piles of bugs or grubs or worms or slugs I find while doing yard work – they get so excited.). amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart";
You can also use turkey egg flats. Yet sometimes I find myself with extra eggs, and I’m looking for alternatives in storing them. They do have 1/2 doz cartons for goose eggs. chocolate, dark chocolate, flour, milk, salt, … Am anxious for the Dorkings to start but that won’t be until December. I bet they’d love some duck egg brownies! You will not pay any extra for these products and I’ll earn a small commission to help support this blog. The Beginner’s Guide to Backyard Homesteading, https://www.metzerfarms.com/IncubatingAndHatching.cfm. Add a pinch of salt or sugar to the egg mix and stir. I wonder what the difference is. The off-white shells are harder to crack and the yolks are a deeper shade of gold than the chicken eggs. Hopefully they will start laying again soon.