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What age to process a meat duck?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by obsessed, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. obsessed

    obsessed Songster

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    I have three jumbo pekins coming from McMurry next week. At what age should they be processed? I think from my reading they should be treated the same as broilers. Am I correct?
     

  2. Brunty_Farms

    Brunty_Farms Songster

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    Yes, you want to butcher them at 8 weeks. I've waited longer and they are harder to pluck, I've had the best results with 8 weeks.
     

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