1 duck, should i pluck?

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

  1. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 18, 2010
    Southern Georgia
    My Coop
    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.

  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

    Mar 28, 2009
    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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