Processing ducks vs chickens

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by LilRalphieRoosmama, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    Is it any different? I've only done chickens and quail. Is there anything special I need to know? Thank you!
     
  2. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    Take the time you think it will take you to process a duck, then multiply it by about 4.
     
  3. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

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    That much harder than a chicken? Oh my; might have to rethink this.
     
  4. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    I pay $7.50 to get my ducks processed. They undercharge IMO.
     
  5. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

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    I just sent you a PM -
     
  6. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    Heck no I won't do it for you!!

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  7. Poler

    Poler Out Of The Brooder

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    If you want to do it yourself add soap to the scalding water, a little drop of dawn will do.

    Ducks have oil in the feathers so that they can sit on top of the lake, or do whatever, so the regular scalding process wont loosen the feathers, get the soap in the scalding water, douse your duck and start plucking, it takes a while.
     
  8. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

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    Quote:Ducks are much much harder to pluck but you can skin one in no time flat.

    Steve in NC
     
  9. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    I skin my chickens and I skin the ducks I hunt (never processed a domestic one) I find that skinning goes much faster. I recommend skinning if you don't need the skin. It goes about the same then.
     
  10. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    Duck skin is the best part. It would be a crime to skin one.
     
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