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 values. In various parts of the country duck eggs can bring over $1 per egg. In northern climates where eggs freezing is an issue, the consist morning laying practices of ducks limit the exposure to losing marketable eggs to cracking is a further added value to homesteaders. In addition ducks can provide valuable biological pest control to those who would prefer to go without harsh pesticides.
- Travis Johnson
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