6 month old duck too old to butcher?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by flockman, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. flockman

    flockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My friend has a pekin drake that is 6 months old. He was wondering if the meat would be too tough. What do you think? Thanks.
     
  2. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    He will be into the low and slow cooking stage of life. The ducks that the duck hunters go out and harvest might be 3-4 years old and those are eaten with great enjoyment. He will taste lovely and just needs to be cooked like he is an older bird.
     
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  3. flockman

    flockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I will pass that info on to my friend.
     
  4. delisha

    delisha Overrun With Chickens

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    6 months is not that old for a duck. It will be delicious especially if he brine's it over night.
     
  5. cutechick2010

    cutechick2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

    What age is usual for processing a duck? I am wanting to get into Muscovies, so I am interested in this info. :)
     

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