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What is a good age to butcher Pekin ducks?

 

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If you get a good meat strain of Pekin duck (regular Pekin), you will be very happy with the feed conversion, size, and age to butcher. My Pekins dress out just a hair under five pounds, not including innards or neck, and I butcher at 8 weeks. They don't eat enormous amounts of feed to get to that size.

Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. Acts 2:38

 

 

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8 weeks is the usual age to butcher Pekin.

 

You want to do it when they are fully feathered. Pin feathers are too much of a pain to remove.

 

You can also wait another 6-10 weeks and there will be another opportunity when they are fully feathered.  However, you get your best gain for the food eaten if you butcher at 8 weeks.  They will eat a lot if they live an additional 10 weeks, and they will get bigger, but not enough bigger to make it worth feeding them longer.

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