s wesley wrote:Sooooo strange never heard of that Deb. What kind of ducks? It couldn't be anything to do with the area they are in or what they are eating? I'm really curious as to the difference in the duck vs. the chicken that would make you react. Hmmmmmm
Nicole Alderman wrote:Hmmmm, the only thing I can think of is that ducks poop on their eggs a bunch more than chickens do. Perhaps the first time you washed the eggs, you didn't use hot water or somehow some feces got into the eggs. Perhaps it's some sort of microorganism in the duck poop that messes with you? That would explain why even going near their house would mess with you.
The only thing I can think of is, have you tried fermenting their feed? Perhaps that would change the bacteria/fungi in their feces and it wouldn't aggravate you?
Joseph Lofthouse wrote:Allergic reactions to eggs are common enough that Utah's new food freedom legislation requires a warning label on foods that are prepared in the same kitchen as eggs.
Tanya Anderson wrote:Everyone in my family is allergic to duck. I found out when I was 15 and treated to a special duck dinner prepared especially for my birthday in the Poconos. I was so ill that I had to be rushed to the hospital. Years later, frying everything in duck fat became a huge fad in the U.S. and I ran across some duckfat fried potatoes that made me quite ill in a popular food establishment in Washington, D.C. The restaurant said that they had never heard of the allergy before. About 20 years later, while living in Oman, I tried a dish at a Chinese restaurant that contained some duck, with even more disastrous results. Later, in Morocco, some friends took us to their farm and offered us raw milk (I am lactose intolerant) and duck eggs. No matter how much I tried to politely refuse them, they insisted that I take the milk and eggs home with me for my "health." I gave them to a neighbor, because I was so afraid, I didn't want to handle the eggs. Everyone is always surprised when I list duck and rhubarb as my food allergies, but, although they are uncommon, they have proven many times to be true.