Old ducks

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by katiekahn2, May 6, 2017.

  1. katiekahn2

    katiekahn2 Just Hatched

    Jul 19, 2016
    We have too many male Pekin ducks and want to butcher but they are a few years old, are they way too old and will be really tough?
  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    You could use them for stew
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  3. jake and pippa

    jake and pippa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 13, 2015
    Hudson valley NY
    Last year we harvested a few Pekin that were about 18 month old. We made Pekin Duck, marinating the birds uncovered in the fridge for two days covered with a sauce. They were very good. I think maybe Pekin will be tasty to a more advanced age, because they are quite high in fat. Worth trying.

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