processed a duck & I missed a step

RedfogsFlock

Songster
10 Years
Jan 17, 2010
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Wittmann, AZ
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.
 

DianeS

Songster
9 Years
Feb 28, 2010
276
7
123
Oregon
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.
 

chicksbestfriend

Songster
9 Years
Jul 12, 2010
546
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111
Maui, Hawaii
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Tropical Chook

Songster
9 Years
Jul 5, 2010
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10
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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
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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
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skydancer28

In the Brooder
11 Years
Oct 14, 2008
38
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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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