when to eat ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by chookhead, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. chookhead

    chookhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hey i have a pekin duck and its really fat now it doenst have its full feathers yet when should i eat it. its a male i want ti to bee tender i am curently feeding it high protien and high fat feed and it stuffs tiself until its crop is really close to the ground lol wow it eats
     
  2. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Post a pic so we can see how big it is?
     
  3. chookhead

    chookhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    kk i will try get one
     
  4. chookhead

    chookhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    heres the foto of louie he is much cleaner when its not raining lol he is searching thru all the puddles for food lol h
     
  5. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hes cute. How old?
     
  6. chookhead

    chookhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i am not sure maybe a few months he hasnt fully feathered yet
    do u want a pic from when he was much younger???
     
  7. chookhead

    chookhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this is louie when i first got him he is way to hypo for his size
     
  8. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:He should be feathered out by a few months! Dont eat him till he is fully feathered, picking pin feathers is a pain in the butt.
     
  9. chookhead

    chookhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    kk thnx shud i wait till winter because there much more fattier and thier meat will be tatier because they build reseves of fats around thier body to stay warm so wat u think ??
     
  10. Dusky Beauty

    Dusky Beauty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe the magic number for pekin ducks is 10 weeks for first chance to process, if you pass that and they molt you have to wait until fully feathered again.
     

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