Many mixed poultry enthusiasts often find themselves stumped around egg collection time. Who laid what egg? One is a dark olive colour - could that be Lucy Goosey? This egg has brown spots all over it! Maybe that’s from Quack the Duck? Or Penny the hen? Whose are whose?!
Well, here’s your guide to what the bum nuts from different poultry look like, the goodness they contain and what their described tastes are!
We all know what chicken eggs look and taste like but here's a refresher!
Check out our ‘Everything You Need To Know About Eggs’ article for more information on everyone's favourite breakfast food!
Duck eggs have higher nutrient levels than chicken eggs, however their cholesterol level is also higher. They are generally regarded as better for you, but aren’t as widely available as chicken eggs are.
What they look like:
Vary in size and colour according to breed - generally they are large, white/cream coloured oval shapes.
Quail eggs are small but boy, do they pack some nutritional goodness! They have far higher nutrient levels than that of chickens, and are an amazing source of Iron.
What they look like:
Small with brown spots dotted around the shell.
Eggs from Geese are fairly easily identified - they dwarf any other kind of poultry egg in size!
Pheasant eggs are also a popular alternative to the standard chicken egg. Despite their dark olive shells, the eggs inside look the same - with the taste being similar but slightly richer.
Guinea Fowl Eggs
Guinea Fowls are becoming increasingly popular in mixed backyard flocks. Guineas are hardier creatures than chickens and lay eggs through conditions that chickens may not - such as hotter weather.
Chickens eggs are of course the most easily available - plus no matter how many we eat, we never seem to get sick of their wholesome taste!
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Many of our poultry enthusiasts use our coops for a variety of feathered friends! Ducks, Quails, Guinea Fowls and more have made their home in the Taj Mahal, Penthouse or Mansion. However, keep in mind that some of these kinds of poultry are bigger than your average chicken - so the recommended 2-10 or 2-20 hens will probably need to be less for ducks!
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