Ducks are an often under looked added value to the small homesteader. Duck eggs are in high demand by pastry chefs and home bakers alike due to the extra fluffiness and richness that duck eggs bring over chicken eggs. Those on a Paleo or Ketogenic diet value duck eggs due the higher fat and protein […]
Duck eggs are highly prized by bakers and gourmet chefs alike, but how are duck eggs different than your standard chicken egg?
This year, at Broadfork Farm, we decided to give duck-raising a try. We’ve kept laying hens in the past and thought it would be fun to try out ducks. Plus we were inspired by the nutritional profile of duck eggs (higher in nutrients than chicken eggs, likely due to their foraging style). We were also […]
Have you ever tried a duck egg? It’s funny, I personally had never heard of cooking or eating duck eggs until I was at a Farmer’s Market a couple of towns over from where we live and I saw people selling them. But then we got ducks and now we enjoy their eggs almost daily. […]
For the past month our buff duck hen has been broody. I went away at the beginning of August and when I returned she had made herself very comfortable on a nest of 10 duck eggs. And my, was she broody. She would sit there and quack at the top of her lungs, her duck […]
Meet our broody hen, Margarita and her mate, Jimmy Buff. Margarita has recently become a broody duck and is sitting on a pile of eggs. Learn about the process and how to help take care of a broody duck while waiting for cute ducklings to hatch!