My ducklings are getting really really big. The family has already started slow-cooking my next dinner under Lady Duck. It should be time to process in about 4-6 weeks, I think. They were hatched around the beginning of November. I can check for the exact date... I would guess 3 months is good for processing a Muscovy? I'm not looking for size, I'm looking for good flavour - I remember when Elvis was about 3 months he looked perfect - just that right balance. When do you prefer to process muscovies? Also is it similar to chickens? Cone and slice? Also - feather removal I'd like them to be in the best quality possible but I don't think most methods allow this. Does anybody have a good method for removing down to use for other things? Thank you!!!