sara | March 4, 2011
I have been asked about candling duck eggs.
I haven’t candled eggs myself before but I think it is a good idea so that you can check the eggs are fertile, see the development of the embryo and discard any infertile eggs. I have read that it is ok to candle duck eggs from day 7-10.
sara | February 23, 2011
Well I now have a real mix of ducks and drake here on the farmingfriends farm!
I have 11 khaki campbells (2 drakes and 9 ducks – one is a doubled breasted khaki) They lay white eggs.
I have a pair of magpie ducks (1 drake & 1 duck) and I think they lay blue/green eggs.
I have [...]
sara | March 20, 2010
I am often asked if you can eat duck eggs and use them in cooking and baking.
Here is a list of ideas for using duck eggs in baking and cooking.
Making lemon curd.
Baking cakes – blueberry muffins.
Frying for a cooked breakfast or egg and chips.
Pickled duck eggs.
Hard Boiling for picnics and packed lunches.
Soft boiled [...]
sara | November 30, 2009
I was recently emailed and asked about where to get a license to sell duck eggs in Northern Indiana.
“I have a small flock of Khaki Campbell ducks. I am wanting to sell the eggs. I know that I will need a license to sell them. I live in Northern Indiana, U.S. How do I obtain [...]
sara | November 2, 2009
I am often asked if you can eat duck eggs. The answer is definately yes. Duck eggs can be used in the same way as hen eggs.
They are particularly good for:
If you enjoy a fry up or a boiled egg for breakfast then a duck egg is a good substitute for a hen egg [...]
sara | September 21, 2009
I have been asked about selling duck eggs for eating.
We have two Indian Runners and can get about two 2 three eggs a day, we would like to sell them to the public can anyone tell me the rules and regulations on selling to the public! I have read so many different things I am [...]
sara | September 9, 2009
There are many reasons why ducks may stop laying eggs or may not lay eggs.
1. The age of the duck – as they get older the amount of eggs may reduce.
2. The health of the duck – illness or parasites can hinder laying.
3. The time of year – the length of daylight can affect egg [...]
sara | September 5, 2009
Why do you sometimes go into the duck hut and find that the duck eggs are broken? Do the ducks break the eggs, does the egg get broken when it is laid due to where it is laid, eg the egg hits the wooden nest box, does a predator get in and break the egg, [...]
sara | August 10, 2009
Our village produce show has just celebrated it’s 20th year which is a great achievement for a small village.
Each year the committee members (me being one of them) look at the categories and make slight changes to the programme and a couple of years ago I suggested an egg category. Since it’s addition to the [...]
sara | June 23, 2009
A double yolked egg is an egg that has two yolks.
It is caused by two eggs separating from the ovary at the same time and joining into one egg.
Double yolked eggs can be fairly rare. They are sometimes produced by pullets in their first year of laying.
Double yolked eggs can be produced by any bird [...]