If you want an economical and steady supply of homegrown eggs that are nutritious and tasty, you’ll need a flock of backyard chickens, right? Well, not necessarily.
There are a plethora of duck breeds that you can add to your flock; however, a handful are prolific egg layers.
Why don’t ducks’ feet freeze? Waterfowl, including penguins and flamingoes, have countercurrent heat exchange systems in their legs, which enable them to keep their feet submerged in icy cold water or stand on ice for hours.
Today I want to compare duck eggs vs. chicken eggs. How does a duck egg measure up compared to a chicken egg?
When Helen Redfern moved from the city to the countryside, she started keeping ducks, then chickens. The ducks insisted on sleeping outdoors rather than in a coop and were taken by foxes at night.
I was surprised at how easy it was to preserve yolks in this manner and was delighted with the result. If you’ve never salt cured anything before, let salted egg yolks be your first attempt.