Our Duck Eggs come from Muscovy Hens that are true free range birds. They roam and fly wherever they desire (but stay close to home where fed). Laying their eggs wherever they desire with each day here on the farm being like Easter, as we seem to always be hunting for eggs. Unlike chickens, which lay in the provided nest boxes, and don’t seem to care if the egg they laid yesterday is not there today, ducks will hide or cover up their eggs when temporarily leaving the nest, and move to another spot if their eggs start disappearing. So this leads one to question if ducks can count. No one knows for sure, as no government study has been done on this.
Our ducks eggs are white and large to jumbo sized – often so large in fact that they will not easily fit in jumbo sized egg cartons. At times weighing over 4 oz each.
Duck eggs taste very similar to chicken eggs, and are richer in flavor. The yolks are typically very orange in color, like a pumpkin, and are especially good for baking. Duck egg whites (albumin) are crystal clear.
People with allergies to chicken eggs should try duck eggs. We have observed that in most cases, the allergic reaction is to the egg albumin, or egg white. Duck egg albumin has different proteins than in chicken egg. Often our customers allergic to chicken eggs have success eating the duck eggs and no adverse reaction.
Fun fact: a single duck egg contains nearly 60% of your daily vitamin B12 intake, and more than a third of your selenium.