How long are Duck eggs good for?

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  1. mightybooboo

    mightybooboo Well-Known Member

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    Mrs saw something on net they are only good for week,is that true????
     
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    Do you mean good for eating, good for hatching, what? Duck eggs left outside, under refrigeration, or other?
     

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    Eating,refrigerated or otherwise.
     
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    Ya hear all kinds of things on the net............

    Easy test. Put them in water. If they sink, they are good. If they float they are bad.
     
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    I keep my duck eggs longer than a week sometimes becuase we just don't eat as many as we get in a week & so far Dh & I have been fine.
    Gave plenty away to family & friends with no problems either.

    I assumed they kept quite a long time just like chicken eggs, what would make duck eggs any different I wonder? I don't think I would believe all things.
     
  6. mightybooboo

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    Seemed like a knowledgeable site. Thats why Im asking.

    They said duck eggs are alkaline,chicken eggs aciditic,or vice versa,so I would like to know what people have been doing in keeping duck eggs around,never worried about the chicken eggs at all as they get eaten in a few weeks at most.

    Figured if anyone knew,this forum would.

    Thanks for any and all replies,seems to be a good question as it seems to be stumping folks.
     
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    Saw this on a search...
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    Question: How long do duck eggs stay fresh?

    Duck eggs keep for about 2 weeks if kept cool and for about 6 weeks refrigerated.
     
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    6 months cleaned and refridgerated. They will stick to the membrane a bit starting right around 5 months old but they are still edible at 6 months. I always crack 2 month and older eggs into another bowl before adding them to what I am making.

    My ducks stop laying in October and don't lay again until March or April. I have to make them last because I am not fond of chicken eggs.
     
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    Good info,thanks,knew the experts and real people here would know whats up

    Thank You!