1 duck, should i pluck?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by farmerChef, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have a young muscovy that I got from my cousin that I plan to process for Christmas. I've been asking a few people and their split half n half on plucking and scalding. I'm only doing the one duck and maybe a rooster. Plan on roasting him, idk if that helps. This will be my first, but I know how to do it.

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  2. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

    Definatly pluck if you are going to roast. It's not that hard and gets faster with practice.
     
  3. NancyP

    NancyP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I pluck our ducks. I scald at 155 degrees and add more soap to the water than for the chickens. Just remember the feathers on a duck are denser so really swish them well in the scald water. Enjoy.
     

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