Help needed with duck processing

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Highlander, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. Highlander

    Highlander Tartan Terror

    Oct 1, 2008
    My husband was given a present of 3 ducks today that were shot yesterday. They are in a cool place waiting for me to do something with them - I won't be able to tackle them until tomorrow. I have never done anything like this before so need a bit of help from all you experts please!

    My main question is: As they were shot yesterday and are still entirely whole ie not been bled etc, will they still be ok? Also, do i have to scald and pluck or would it be better to skin them. Can I use all the meat or does it make a difference that they haven't been bled out?

    Any help would be appreciated. Step by step instructions would be even better for this total newbie!

    Thank so much.
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2009
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    I think hubby needs to deal with them! [​IMG]

    Seriously, I'd say split the breast skin and run your fingers all around under the skin, then remove the breast meat. At least that's what Opa told me, so far! [​IMG]
  3. streemers

    streemers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 13, 2008
    port orchard,WA
    as for them not being bleed out i dont know. i try to prosess anything i get asap! when i do ducks i dip them and feather them.

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