muscovys processing

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by bluep, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. bluep

    bluep Out Of The Brooder

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    just curious at what age does everybody process their Muscovies
     
  2. TDM

    TDM Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Grimaud processes their birds between 70 to 85 days. I also shoot for that time frame with my own ducks to hit the Christmas market with fresh duck. They are very tender at that age.

    http://grimaudfarms.com/duck.htm

    Meanwhile, I process muscovies for other people, and I've seen a little bit of caruncling on their birds which indicates the onset of sexual maturity.
     
  3. bluep

    bluep Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Grimaud processes their birds between 70 to 85 days. I also shoot for that time frame with my own ducks to hit the Christmas market with fresh duck. They are very tender at that age.

    http://grimaudfarms.com/duck.htm

    Meanwhile, I process muscovies for other people, and I've seen a little bit of caruncling on their birds which indicates the onset of sexual maturity.

    i weighed one of mine yesterday and it only weighed in at 5lb at live weight they are 49 day old. so i don,t think mine will be ready in that time what wight are they at 70 to 85 days
     
  4. TDM

    TDM Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I would venture a guess they would weigh 4.0 to 5.0 pounds carcass sans giblets.
     

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