How old is too old to butcher a duck?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by sparkles2307, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. sparkles2307

    sparkles2307 Terd of Hurtles

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    Just wondering, if they are over a year are they icky or is there no limit?
     
  2. Does not really matter as long as it is not like a 6 year old duck then that just grosses me out lol
     
  3. sparkles2307

    sparkles2307 Terd of Hurtles

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    ok thanks
     
  4. goosedragon

    goosedragon Songster

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    Like any old tough meat, They can be be eaten if cooked "Low and Slow" Thats why for chickens they have Fryers (young) Roasters (bigger older) and Stewers (usually spent laying hens that don't go to the supermarket but end up in soup or pet foods) I have been told that you can pressure cook old ducks but I have never tried it. I just stick them in a cooking bag with some vegies and some liquid (I like orange juice and/or white wine) and cook them low and slow in the oven most of the afternoon. Good luck
     
  5. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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