How to Raisie Competitive Market Ducks for Show

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Sether55, Apr 14, 2017.

  1. Sether55

    Sether55 In the Brooder

    Mar 23, 2016
    Hi! I have been doing a lot of research on how to raise market ducks for show and I haven't had too much luck on how to raise them to be competitive in a show. I know they should have constant high protein feed but should I let them swim all the time? I thought that that would make the meat lean. Do you want that? I am getting ducks from a duck pool.

  2. Krazyquilts

    Krazyquilts Songster Premium Member

    What breed are you getting?

    Ducks do live to swim - I mean love to swim ;) so I'm sure any ducks would appreciate some kind of pool. I would think that swimming = exercise = leaner meat but I think most duck meat is going to be a lot fattier than chicken.

    Last year, my husband smoked a duck from the farmers market and it was a amazing! Not as quite as greasy as we were expecting - probably because the fat was allowed to drip off into a shallow pan. I then added the drippings to the bones to make smoked duck broth - fabulous for potato soup!

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