What's the best age to process ducks?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by henjoy, Aug 23, 2008.

  1. henjoy

    henjoy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    I know the ducks that I have won't be very meaty, they're runner ducks, but I'm not sure about when to process. This is the first time that I've had more ducks than I have room for. Besides, I'd like to try duck. It is not readily available in stores here and if I do find it, it is prohibitively expensive. Any suggestions? Thanks!
  2. houndit

    houndit There is no H or F in Orpington!

    Jul 13, 2008
    Braymer Missouri
    Pekin are supposed to be ready in just a couple months. We dressed out a couple muscovy drakes that were about a year old. I think you can dress them out just about any time you want. If they are older you have to cook them longer.

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