Salmon Creek Ranch PO Box
266, 1400 Bay Hill Rd., Bodega, CA 94922
From our free-ranging,
cage-free, pasture raised ducks. No hormones, GMO's,
antibiotics or other additives.
Jumbo: $10.00 per dozen
Other egg sizes seasonally available.
Wholesale prices available.
We accept cash, credit cards,
checks, money orders and Pay Pal.
to find out where to buy our duck eggs.
to find out how to have them shipped to you.
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 and five times the amount of Vitamin
composition of duck eggs differs so much from
chicken eggs, many
who are allergic to chicken eggs are able to eat
duck eggs without problems.
Duck eggs can be used just like chicken eggs and
are delicious fried, poached, scrambled or in
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,
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
meant for chicken eggs don't adequately
ducks eggs and we use no
chemicals or whiteners on our eggs,
unlike most commercial producers. As a
result, we must wash each individual
by hand which takes enormous amounts of
time. 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.
ship eggs? Yes, within
the Continental U.S. For more information, click here.
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 for the damaged
Don't feel like cooking?: When in season, Salmon
Creek Ranch duck eggs are on the menu at Mateo Granados
Catering (http://www.mateogranados.com/) at the Sebastopol Farmers
Market held in Heritage Square (across from Whole Foods
Market) every Sunday from 10 am to 1:30 pm and at the
Santa Rosa Farmer's Market at Wells Fargo Center from 8:30
am to noon on Saturdays year round. Sample the flavors of
the Yucatan through Mateo's innovative approach using only
the best California locally grown ingredients.
Organic by California Certified Organic Farmers