What the…duck?

I got my first ducks by accident. A friend had a small flock and was annoyed by how much work it was to get them into the coop at night. Her daughter wasn’t really interested in the ducks anymore and not helping as much with them (she was still pretty young too). I was newly on the farm and eager to give anything a go, so I was happy to take them on!

Five years later and I still have ducks. I fell in love with them quickly. Not only are they adorable, but their eggs are amazing!

Want to find out more about duck eggs, why bakers love them, and how they’re great for everyday cooking? Read on!

How are duck eggs different than chicken eggs? 

The quality of the egg is determined by the poultry who made it. Our chickens and ducks eat the same GMO- and soy-free fermented feed, but the ducks tend to forage more. This is apparent when my ducks eat less in the summer than the winter, while my chicken’s food consumption doesn’t change as much. The ducks also forage longer each day. Visit anytime in the evening and you’ll notice that the chickens head to their coop around dusk whereas the ducks stay out until twilight (which is after 9 pm now that it’s June)!!! Good foraging means a more diverse diet and thus a better nutrient profile for the eggs…. [read more]

Find out more by reading our article on duck eggs!

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