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Salmon Creek Ranch
PO Box 266, 1400 Bay Hill Rd., Bodega, CA 94922
(707) 876-1808

                              100% Certified Organic*    
                DUCK EGGS
                 From our free-ranging, cage-free, pasture raised ducks. No hormones, GMO's, antibiotics or other additives. 
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 Jumbo: $12.00 per dozen

Other egg sizes seasonally available. Wholesale prices available.

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Duck walk Foraging flock
                       We accept cash, credit cards, checks, money orders and Pay Pal.
   
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Click here to find out where to buy our duck eggs. 
Click here to find out how to have them shipped to you.

Questions We're Frequently Asked:

What do your ducks eat?
Besides our certified organic pasture grasses, our ducks eat all the bugs they can find, plus a balanced, locally produced certified organic feed containing 16% protein, grain, vitamins and minerals. A complete ingredient list is available upon request. They do not eat fish or fish by-products to prevent "off flavors" from contaminating the rich flavor of our eggs, nor do they eat any meat by-products.    

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. They are alkaline, while chicken eggs are acidic.
Because 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!

Why are duck eggs so much more expensive than chicken eggs?
Ducks, being waterfowl, have very different patterns of laying than chickens, making their eggs significantly more costly to produce. They lay fewer eggs per year, even when using breeds known for egg production.  Where chickens happily go up ramps into neat and tidy little nests to lay their eggs, ducks prefer to drop their eggs on the ground wherever they feel like it, the muddier the spot, the better. As duck eggs require more humidity to hatch than hen's eggs, ducks like to cover their eggs with all manner of wet debris, resulting in a very dirty egg by the time we get it.
Mechanical washers meant for chicken eggs don't adequately clean ducks eggs and we use no chemicals or whiteners on our eggs, unlike most commercial producers. We use only water from the underground springs found on our ranch to wash our duck eggs and we never extend the natural laying cycle of our birds by using artificial light. However, because duck eggs are so packed with vitamins and nutrients, one Jumbo Duck Egg can be use in place of 2-3 average-sized hen's eggs, making them quite cost-effective.
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What if some eggs get broken in transit?
If any eggs are cracked, crushed or otherwise unusable, let us know immediately upon delivery and we will give you a credit of $1/egg for the damaged eggs.


*Certified Organic by California Certified Organic Farmers

Other Salmon Creek Ranch Products
    Goat Meat
    100% Grass-fed Beef
    Geese
    Pet Treats
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