Duck eggs are a tasty, high-protein option in the Milwaukee area

While we may forever debate whether the chicken or the egg came first, one thing is certain – duck eggs have arrived.

Poultry farms in Wisconsin are noticing greater consumer interest in duck eggs. According to Nancy Kellner of Kellner’s Back Acre Garden in Denmark, Wisconsin, the farm’s birds can’t lay eggs fast enough.

“We have 300 ducks and we can’t keep up with our orders,” said Kellner, attributing the popularity in part to duck eggs being an option for people allergic to chicken eggs.

“We started with the ducks because our daughter was allergic to chicken eggs,” she said. But that’s not the only benefit they’ve found.

“They contain more omega-3 fatty acids and more protein than a chicken egg. Whatever a chicken egg has, a duck egg has more,” she said.

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