I did it!!!

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Hooligan Farm, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. Hooligan Farm

    Hooligan Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just processed my first duck. It wasn't that bad except when it came to plucking. I boogered it somehow so I ended up just skinning it. None the less I did it. [​IMG]
     
  2. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

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    [​IMG] Yay for you! Have you processed other kinds of birds before, or is this duck your first first ever? I've only processed chickens so I don't have any advice on duck plucking for you. Enjoy your meal, is it a Muscovy? I've heard that they're supposed to be really tasty!
     
  3. Hooligan Farm

    Hooligan Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm new to all this. I've only done quail. And yes it is a Muscovy. Next time it should go a little smoother [​IMG]
     
  4. eKo_birdies

    eKo_birdies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    congrats!! and like you said.. it'll go smoother next time.

    practice makes perfect! [​IMG]
     
  5. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Skinning a duck is MUCH easier than trying to plunk. If you try to scald the feathers, they are waterproof and don't get wet. All those soft downy feathers are a nightmare to try to pluck.
    Great job!
     

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