Has anyone here ever raised ducks for meat? My wife and I are getting ready to raise 6 white Pekins for a possible Thanksgiving dinner. We'll try one and raise the other 5 for Thanksgiving. How long do they typically take to grow to slaughter weight? I've heard at 12 weeks they should weight about 8-9 lbs. How does duck taste? I've heard if you like dark meat (I love it) that you will like duck. Anything especially different about raising ducks? Our ducks will be raised with our Cornish X, and will receive a little more protein than is recommended. Does anyone think this will be a problem? Thanks.