Duck Processing

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by tharrell, May 28, 2011.

  1. tharrell

    tharrell Songster

    Jul 28, 2008
    Colorado Springs
    I tried the search, but I'm not coming up with much. Today is D-day for our 12 week old duck that ended up being a boy. I'm taking him to my parents house to do the deed and then smoke him. My husband and I have processed chickens and quail, so I know the general procedure, but from the little information I've been able to find it seems ducks are a little different. Does anyone have any good tips or hints, or even a photo tutorial? Thanks in advance!
  2. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Crowing

    Apr 14, 2011
    Central Oregon
    I don't know what would be different about it. But then, I don't know how you butcher right now.

    Kill 'em, bleed 'em, scald 'em, pluck 'em, gut 'em, cool 'em, rest 'em.

    Maybe a couple of drops of dish soap into the scalding water because the feathers are pretty water resistant.
  3. TDM

    TDM Songster

    Duck wax helps.

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