processed a duck & I missed a step

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by RedfogsFlock, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. RedfogsFlock

    RedfogsFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A few months ago I invited our mean duck to dinner. Well I had never processed a bird before this. So I decapitated him, skinned him, gutted him, & then rinsed him off & right into the freezer.

    The step I missed, I didn't soak him on ice. I had him in the freezer before rig set in. Is his meat ruined now? Or will he just be tough? He was a white pekin duck.
     
  2. DianeS

    DianeS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When you get ready to eat him, just sit him in the refrigerator an extra day or two after he defrosts. No big deal. He may be a little tougher, he may not be. So cook him a little lower temperature for a little longer than you normally might, just to give him the best chance to get tender, and he'll taste just fine.
     
  3. RedfogsFlock

    RedfogsFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ty;)
     
  4. JoJo 95

    JoJo 95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    at least you didnt forget to kll him. that would have been a problem
     
  5. chicksbestfriend

    chicksbestfriend Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. Tropical Chook

    Tropical Chook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, if my two ducks don't stop pestering my biggest hen and my rooster, I may well start eating them without killing them first [​IMG]

    Honestly, from the time the birds wake up, until the time they go to sleep, I have these two ducks following them wherever they go, all the while making a silly hissing sound and bobbing their heads up and down. Both will be getting slaughtered soon, and what a fine meal they''ll make. When we first got them, I thought they were really cute, but since them, I've actually grow to dislike them, not to mention they destroy everything in their path. I know I could pen them up, but then they won't taste as good, or at least that what I believe. I do know that that there's a difference in taste between a chicken raised entirely on pellets, and a chicken that free ranges all day, every day. I'm assuming the same applies to ducks. If I'm wrong, I'll let you all know shortly [​IMG]
     
  7. skydancer28

    skydancer28 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hmmm...Tropical, sounds kind of like my experience. Are yours Muscovies too? Yours is the second letter I've read today mentioning a problem with mixed duck/chicken flocks--other than those in the "Chickens and ducks living in harmony" thread in the Ducks category...

    You can read my story in that thread as well.
     

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