Our Duck Eggs
Enjoy showing off the beauty of the pale blue and pinkish-white duck eggs knowing they are cherished by chefs world-wide.
Our tiny flock are fed non-GMO feed and free-range on approximately a half acre during the day and cozy up in their predator-proof duck hutch at night.
Keeping a small flock gives us an advantage over crowded farms. It's easier to keep our ducks healthy naturally, because their living areas are easier to maintain and clean, which reduces the chance of illness and germ spreading. Unfortunately, that means we produce a limited amount of eggs and have to limit the number of subscriptions.
General Duck Egg Info
Now Delivering To:
Barrington Hills IL
Bull Valley IL
Crystal Lake IL
Fox Lake IL
Fox River Grove IL
Island Lake IL
Lake In The Hills IL
Lake Zurich IL
McCullom Lake IL
Round Lake IL
Wonder Lake IL
Duck eggs vary a bit in size but are usually around 50 percent larger than your standard jumbo chicken egg. Our eggs average about 8oz. The shell is also significantly thicker than that of a chicken egg. This thick shell gives a duck egg a longer shelf life than a chicken’s egg.
Fresh eggs have a natural waxy film over them that protects the pores in the shell from letting bacteria into the egg. Leaving eggs unwashed until right before use will make your eggs last longer and many people who get fresh eggs from farms will even leave their eggs out of the refrigerator. Only washed or commercially produced eggs require refrigeration.
You should store all of your eggs fat end up. There's a natural air pocket in the fat end of an egg, and if bacteria does enter the egg placing the egg fat end down will cause the air to travel through the egg allowing the bacteria to spread more thoroughly.
On the inside, a duck egg’s white tends to be nearly transparent and hearty, lacking the slight yellowish tint some chicken eggs have. It's yolk is larger than a chicken egg and is what’s highly prized by chefs.
Due to the larger yolk, duck eggs are significantly higher in protein and have a higher concentration of omega-3 fatty acids, but also higher in fat and cholesterol than chicken eggs, making them a favorite of paleo dieters, who seek high-fat healthy foods. Duck eggs taste like chicken eggs, but heartier and a little "eggier".