Powderhorn Duck Farm
I raise heritage ducks for eggs. Or at least most of them. We have Welsh Harlquins, white Appleyard, 1 Pekin, Campbells, Anconas, Indian Runners and 1 Campbell/Cayuga. All my hens are Pasture raised. No hormones or antibiotics. We do not use any chemical anything anywhere on our place. Truly free range. They have their own personal pond that they spend a good part of their day in. They also have plenty of pasture.
You can also contact me on my cell (970)901-7928 or email email@example.com. What is the difference between duck eggs and chicken eggs?
Duck eggs are creamier and have more nutrients and vitamins than chicken eggs. They have a slightly thicker shell and longer shelf life. They have 9 grams of protein (compared to 6 grams in a hen’s egg), twice the amount of iron, vitamin A and vitamin B-6, five times the amount of vitamin B-12, more calcium, magnesium, thiamin and niacin than chicken eggs. The composition of duck eggs differs so much from chicken eggs, many people who are allergic to chicken eggs are able to eat duck eggs without problem. Duck eggs can be used just like chicken eggs and are delicious fried, poached, scrambled or in omlettes. Because of the higher protein levels, duck eggs give more loft to baked goods and they are especially good in recipes where the yolk is important – sauces, custards, etc. Yum!
How does a duck egg taste? Most fans of duck eggs describe them as richer and creamier. Some say the flavor is stronger, some say it’s lighter. Strength of flavor can often depend on the duck’s diet.