Duck eggs, though pricier, are larger than hen eggs. According to the New York Times, the size of duck eggs makes for bigger yolks and more egg whites. If you are using duck eggs in a recipe that calls for chicken eggs, a good rule of thumb is to use two duck eggs in place of every three large chicken eggs.
In addition to eclipsing chicken eggs in size, duck eggs also have a thicker shell than chicken eggs. (Which is unfortunate, because they get called “chicken” a lot less often. Ba dum tsh.) To avoid getting shell in your duck egg, The Spruce Eats recommends cracking duck eggs on flat surfaces, so avoid using something like the edge of a kitchen counter.
But before you get to cracking, you probably have one big question before deciding if duck eggs are even worth procuring: What do they taste like? Duck eggs have been described as richer and creamier than chicken eggs. However, certain duck diets could give the eggs a gamy flavor. So, you can make duck eggs any which way you prefer your eggs in the morning: scrambled, fried, or hard-boiled, as long as you’re game.