duck

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by mullers3acers, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. mullers3acers

    mullers3acers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2007
    la porte, In
    We want to raise ducks for butchering which breed is the best for this?
     
  2. Pekins, Muscovies, Appleyards...

    *Keep in mind that Pekins hens are LOUD... QUACK, QUACK, QUACK [​IMG]
     
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  3. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

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    Muscovies are our choice. They always say a pic is worth a thousand words. The breasts go 1 to 2 pounds each.

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    Steve in NC
     
  4. AhBee01

    AhBee01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2007
    yo. ohio
    Muscovy is our choice! We had a hen hatch 22 out of 23 eggs last spring! Way to many, but our freezer was full! They are good mommas and will hatch anything you put under them!
    We breast them out, and mostly grill the meat like steak, and if you didn't know it was duck you would swear it was steak!
    It is leaner than turkey.
    Brenda
     
  5. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

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    Quote:Brenda,
    Slice the breast thin - about 1/4 inch thick and use in a stir fry with some green onions, fresh mushrooms, garlic and serve over rice. very good [​IMG]
     
  6. farmerbrown

    farmerbrown Out Of The Brooder

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    Grill them and cover with fresh blueberries that you cooked down with a little sugar, lime, and rum or vodka. Served with red potatoes and grilled asparagus. If cooked right it’s fit for a king.

    I just wish I could figure out how to do flagra (sp) on the farm. I’m too cheap to buy it and the kids love stuff like that.

    We hatched 40 this year and will go out to pond when it gets worm.
     
  7. mullers3acers

    mullers3acers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2007
    la porte, In
    Everyone has been talking about the breast what do you do with the rest of the bird?
    Thanks for the info greatly apprecitated!
     
  8. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

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    Quote:We take the leg 1/4's and debone them and make duck sausage. Between the breast and the legs that about it for a duck (meat wise) unless you want to cook it down for soup.

    Steve in NC
     
  9. MullersLaneFarm

    MullersLaneFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Deb,
    You should have said something to us. Paul could have taken you a breeding trio of 'scovies. White feathered so the pick clean. Heck of good layers for more ducklings for freezer and/or for your wonderful baking!!

    Nuttin beats duck eggs for cakes and breads!

    your loving SIL ...

    eta ... just saw your siggie
    2 beautiful daughters and a wonderful future sil

    and had to stop and think about this because I read sil as sister-in-law instead of son-in-law!!!!

    Yup, gotta agree, Ben is the best!​
     
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  10. minifarmer

    minifarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    farmerbrown...what's flagra? karla
     

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