We prepped three ducks and a chicken today, definitely a bit of difference between the two. Honestly, the whole thing was absolutely fine with the unexpected squawk when I pressed on the breastbone while de-feathering. And yes, I'll do it again later this month and likely order more meat ducks next Spring. The oddest thing so far was the reaction from others when they ask what I did today. My mother is rather shocked 'but I sent you to college so you wouldn't have to do that sort of thing!'. Dad, an Irish immigrant, was predictably much more interested - "how'd it go, how do you feel, will you do it again and would you come for Thanksgiving to prepare ours if your Mum and I buy live turkeys?" (Short answer - no, long answer - hell no) Anybody else preparing their freezer birds?