muscovys at 8 week old

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  1. bluep

    bluep Out Of The Brooder

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    how many more weeks do your think before these are ready for slaughter.how many weeks before everyone slaughters theres .
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  2. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Nice looking ducks. They are certainly on their way to be a great meal. I usually wait until they are at least 5 months old but that's just me. Everyone else may process earlier. I also take into consideration their weight because I want enough meat on them to have a great meal. How many do you have to process?
     
  3. bluep

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    14 and i got 8 at 4week old as well so quite a bit of plucking to do [​IMG]
     
  4. kuntrygirl

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    Quote:OH BOY! Do they feel meaty to you right now at 8 weeks old?
     
  5. bluep

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    Quote:OH BOY! Do they feel meaty to you right now at 8 weeks old?

    no i think my be another 3 to 4weeks
     
  6. kuntrygirl

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    Quote:OH BOY! Do they feel meaty to you right now at 8 weeks old?

    no i think my be another 3 to 4weeks

    Sounds good. Have you eaten duck before? How do you plan on cooking it? I'm always looking for new duck dishes/recipes.
     
  7. bluep

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    Quote:no i think my be another 3 to 4weeks

    Sounds good. Have you eaten duck before? How do you plan on cooking it? I'm always looking for new duck dishes/recipes.

    no i have never tried Muscovy duck before.read lots of posts saying how nice it is so i cant wait to try it i was thinking of roasting it
     
  8. AquaEyes

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    Quote:Sounds good. Have you eaten duck before? How do you plan on cooking it? I'm always looking for new duck dishes/recipes.

    no i have never tried Muscovy duck before.read lots of posts saying how nice it is so i cant wait to try it i was thinking of roasting it

    Try recipes that utilize the parts separately. The breast meat is wonderful when seared to no more than med-rare, and the legs/thighs can be braised. Here is a bunch from a well-known supplier of quality duck meat, D'artagnan.

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  9. bluep

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    Quote:no i have never tried Muscovy duck before.read lots of posts saying how nice it is so i cant wait to try it i was thinking of roasting it

    Try recipes that utilize the parts separately. The breast meat is wonderful when seared to no more than med-rare, and the legs/thighs can be braised. Here is a bunch from a well-known supplier of quality duck meat, D'artagnan.

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    thanks looks like some good recipes on there
     
  10. kuntrygirl

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    Quote:no i have never tried Muscovy duck before.read lots of posts saying how nice it is so i cant wait to try it i was thinking of roasting it

    Try recipes that utilize the parts separately. The breast meat is wonderful when seared to no more than med-rare, and the legs/thighs can be braised. Here is a bunch from a well-known supplier of quality duck meat, D'artagnan.

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    Nice! Thanks for sharing.
     

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