Our ducks eat a high protein diet that includes fresh produce, grass, straw, and hay.  They are kept in a large fenced-in area and are locked in a pen at night to keep them safe from predators.

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Our ducks lay fresh eggs every morning and then spend the rest of the day playing and relaxing.

 

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As you can see, duck eggs are much larger than chicken eggs and will not fit in a standard sized chicken egg container.

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Duck eggs are also more nutritious than chicken eggs.  And if you are allergic to chicken eggs, like I am; there is a good chance you can eat duck eggs.

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FYI, duck eggs are also very dirty and smelly when they come from the nest.  So if you wonder why they are more expensive than chicken eggs; this is part of the reason; as each of our eggs have to be hand scrubbed to get them clean.

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Paleo Foods: Duck Eggs

http://www.buzzle.com/articles/duck-eggs-vs-chicken-eggs.html