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Any issues with eggs from other birds?

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Updated November 21, 2014 at 3:04 AM
Created December 02, 2010 at 2:54 PM

Wondering if anyone who has problems eating chicken eggs has tried eggs from other birds (or even reptiles.. I had turtle eggs once!)

Anyone have any positive results with this?

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15976 · December 02, 2010 at 6:11 PM

im always frustrated how even at a farmers market here in NYC with good quality whole ducks and turkeys, none of these purveyors will bring their animals' eggs. I would totally buy either one. Especially seeing as turkeys are pretty darn common in the US.

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263 · December 02, 2010 at 3:35 PM

I haven't had any problems with chicken eggs, but I would gladly try other varieties. The only reason I haven't tried more exotic eggs is that I have no idea where to find them, the best I've seen is quail eggs at a Japanese market. Where can you buy turtle eggs? How much do they cost?

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1085 · December 02, 2010 at 8:04 PM

Turkeys don't lay as many eggs as chickens and the eggs they lay are used to hatch more turekys. Reference

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668 · December 02, 2010 at 6:06 PM

I have had eggs from multiple bird species - ducks, emus, ostridge, quail and even robin one time. To me its just neat to try something different. I imagine that you would have to consume these in large amounts to notice any real differences and I doubt anyone wants to crack 16 quail eggs everyday. I'll stick with my soy-free pastured eggs :)

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2581 · December 03, 2010 at 6:59 PM

Other birds don't lay as many eggs. It's the same reason why pig milk hasn't caught on. Not that profitable.

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591 · December 03, 2010 at 6:47 PM

I had the turtle eggs in the jungle on an amazon tributary in Peru. They were a little strange tasting, mostly 'yoke', and very different texture then bird eggs.

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323 · December 02, 2010 at 6:17 PM

I guess as long as they're organic, cage free, etc. it shouldn't be too much of an issue, in my opinion. Still, other varities of eggs are pretty tasty. I wonder if there's a significant difference between the eggs where one would not sit well with someone and another would. Still, would be fun to try all those varities!

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