Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Duck Eggs vs. Chicken Eggs

We've had a lot of questions lately about duck eggs versus chicken eggs. Are they different? Do they taste different? What's the deal?

Well, here are some answers for you. I'll let you read it from the experts yourselves, but the short answer is:
They have a slightly higher fat content, they have more albumen in the whites (this is why it's great for baking, it makes things fluffier!), their shells are thicker so they can store longer, and of course, some folks have an allergy to chicken eggs, and can eat duck eggs instead.

You can get more details at the New Agrarian

As well as full, nutritional break down of duck eggs versus chicken eggs, at duckeggs.com.

So yes, we do sell duck eggs. Ours are from Khaki Campbell and Welsh Harlequin ducks. The eggs are slightly larger than chicken eggs. We are raising more, as we don't have many eggs now, but can sell a dozen or two a week. Let us know if you want to try them, and we'll sell you a half dozen to compare. If you like them, especially if you whip up a lot of egg whites, come back for more! In the meantime, our ducks are also beneficial in eating mosquito larvae off our pond, which is a nice benefit for us - no mosquito bites! Now, if someone would just start eating those horse flies...