Saxony Ducks for the table What to expect ?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Kinger1979, Nov 28, 2015.

  1. Kinger1979

    Kinger1979 New Egg

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    I have brought in Saxony ducks for the coming breeding season and with 4 ducks laying I expect to breed alot of drakes.I have been doing a lot of research in regards using the surplus drakes for the table.Due to space and other breeds I ideally would be looking at killing and butchering them at the 8 week old mark.(Also advised if I dont do them at this age I am best to wait till they are 14 weeks old due to feathering) My question is what weigh approximately should I be getting of the drakes at 8 weeks old.Many Thanks for any and all input
     
  2. mominoz

    mominoz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    8 weeks isn't very big for a Saxony, they grow slower than say Pekin .... I would say 2 -2 .5 lbs....
     

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