Meat Ducks

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by obsessed, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. obsessed

    obsessed Songster

    Jan 3, 2008
    Slidell, LA
    I have 4 meat ducks and although they are bigger than the layer ducks I got they don't look that big (especially when you compare their growth to meat chickens). They are jumbo Pekings from Mcmurry. I have been feeding them chick start cause that is all I can get.

    I think I am supposed to process them at 8 weeks, but should I wait a bit for more growth or should I just do it?
  2. littlepatchofheaven

    littlepatchofheaven In the Brooder

    Dec 19, 2007
    Can you get cracked corn?
    i would feed them only cracked corn for a week before butchering, and yes anytime for butchering would be fine, they should be nice and tender!


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