Welcome to our post on the Stardew Valley duck egg. Here is everything a small-town farmer needs to know about the Stardew Valley duck egg. After reading this detailed guide, you will know exactly how to get one of these eggs, what bundles it is used in, and its very best uses!
Duck eggs are small yellowish-brown eggs in Stardew Valley. They are described as being still warm and are classified as animal products. Duck eggs can be sold at a base price of 95 gold, 45 gold more than your standard small egg.
They cannot be found in the large egg variety, but they can change in quality. A silver quality egg is 118 gold, and gold quality eggs are 142 gold. Lastly, iridium quality duck eggs sell for 190 gold. If you chose the Rancher Profession you add 20% to all sell prices.
How to get Stardew Valley Duck Eggs
There are 2 ways to get duck eggs on your farm. You can purchase a duck from Marnie’s Shop, wait for it to grow up, then get your eggs from it. Alternatively, you can purchase duck eggs from the Traveling Cart. Each of which will be described in more detail below.
Obtaining Duck eggs from Ducks
The most cost-effective way of getting duck eggs is to first buy a duck. Though before you can buy a duck, you need to make sure that you have a proper building for your bird. You will need either a big or deluxe coop on your farm with enough space for your new animal. You can buy buildings from Robin at the Carpenter’s Shop north of Pelican Town. Big coops house up to 8 animals and cost 10,000 gold, 400 wood, and 150 stone.
Once you have the required building, you can now buy a duck from Marnie’s Ranch. Her shop is located in the northeastern area of Cindersap Forest, right above Leah’s house. Her shop is open from 9 AM to 4 PM every day (except Mondays and Tuesdays). As you enter the shop, Marnie will be straight ahead behind the wooden counter.
Interacting with her brings up a menu where you can choose to purchase animals. Ducks cost 1,200 gold each. You will then be able to name your bird and choose which coop it lives in. You do not have to worry about transportation, as soon as you buy your duck it will be teleported straight to your farm.
If you feed your duck every day, it will take 5 nights to mature. Continuing to feed your duck and keeping it happy will allow it to produce a single duck egg every other day. Once your duck’s friendship and mood levels are high enough though, it might produce a duck feather instead of an egg.
Purchasing from the Traveling Cart
To buy a duck egg from the Traveling Cart, you will need to travel to the Cindersap Forest on a Friday or Sunday. The Cart is located in the northwestern area of the Forest, above and to the right of the Wizard’s Tower. The Traveling Merchant opens at 6 AM and closes shop at 8 PM. Also, her wares and prices for items change every day she is open. On any day you visit the Traveling Cart, there will be 10 randomly selected items from a set list.
If a duck egg is for sale, it can vary in price anywhere between 285 to 1,000 gold per egg. Keep in mind that the prices do vary each day, if the price is too high remember you can always check back another day.
What to do with Stardew Valley Duck Eggs
Since duck eggs are classified as eggs, there are a wide variety of uses for them. This includes just eating them. Eating a duck egg will give you between 38 to 98 energy points and 17 to 44 health points, depending on the quality of the egg.
Hatching a Stardew Valley Duck egg
If you want to raise baby ducks all by yourself on the farm, and not have to buy them from Marnie’s Shop, all you need is a single duck egg. Placing this egg into a big or deluxe coop’s incubator will eventually hatch a duck that can produce many more duck eggs in the future. Once the egg is placed in the incubator, it takes 9,000 minutes or 5 days, 16 hours, and 40 minutes in-game time before it hatches. If you chose the Coopmaster profession, it will take half this time.
There are 11 Pelican Town residents that like receiving duck eggs as a gift. These villagers are Alex, Demetrius, Harvey, Jodi, Kent, Leah, Linus, Marnie, Pierre, Sam, and Shane.
On the other hand, Abigail, Haley, Jas, Pam, Vincent, the Wizard, and the Dwarf all dislike duck eggs. Sebastian hates receiving them.
Everyone else not mentioned is neutral about getting duck eggs as a present.
The only artisan good that duck eggs can be crafted into is duck mayonnaise. To craft this rich, yellow mayonnaise you just need to put a duck egg into the mayonnaise machine and wait 3 hours in-game time. This product then sells for 375 gold, more than doubling the price of the egg alone.
Duck eggs can also be crafted into numerous cooked dishes because it is classified as an egg. These include blueberry tarts, chocolate cake, cookies, crab cakes, fried egg, omelet, pancakes, and pink cake. Though keep in mind most of these recipes sell for less than duck mayonnaise, and can be crafted with any egg.
Duck eggs can also be used to craft a dyeable green jacket shirt using the sewing machine located inside Emily and Haley’s Home, 2 Willow Lane.
Duck eggs can be used as an option for the Animal Bundle for the Pantry room of the Community Center. Completing the Animal Bundle requires five items from a list of six. The items you can choose from to put into the bundle include large milk, a large brown egg, a large white egg, large goat milk, wood, and of course a duck egg.
The reward for finishing this bundle is a cheese press machine. Though the real prize comes from completing the whole Pantry room. This is because you then unlock the ability to grow crops and fruit trees year-round from restoring the dilapidated greenhouse.
Duck eggs are not used for any quests in Stardew Valley.