Punatalk
Punatalk
Home | Profile | Register | Active Topics | Members | Search | FAQ | Donate
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?

 All Forums
 Punaweb Forums
 Farming and Gardening in Puna
 Anyone want some free ducks?
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly

Please note: All postings, business listings and advertisements are made available here, without charge, as a public service by Punaweb. No recommendations or endorsements of any specific posting, business listing or advertisement are made or implied by Punaweb.

Author Topic  

Mikites
Newbie

15 Posts

Posted - 11/26/2018 :  21:21:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello everyone, we have 5 female and one male muscavoy ducks to get rid of, the wife is just over them(too much poo) :(. They are only 8 months old, should be ready to lay anytime now. The male may have wry neck? Not positive itís wry because when he was young he got accidentally stepped on while trying to corral them in their coop, possibly damaging the neck structure? Other than that they are healthy and wings are clipped.

Edited by - Mikites on 11/26/2018 21:22:34

DoryGray
Kamaaina

USA
738 Posts

Posted - 11/27/2018 :  12:27:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Put them on the FREE category on Craig's List.
Go to Top of Page

Iju
Da Kine

342 Posts

Posted - 11/28/2018 :  09:19:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I can take two female ducks if you still have them. Thanks.
Go to Top of Page

ElysianWort
Punatic

USA
1378 Posts

Posted - 11/30/2018 :  08:43:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Not sure if you're okay with it Mikites but duck might make a nice Christmas dinner instead of buying a frozen turkey or ham.
Go to Top of Page

terracore
Punatic

5198 Posts

Posted - 11/30/2018 :  16:26:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Backing up what EW said, muscovy duck flavor and texture is closer to goose than duck. Blindfolded, one could be fed muscovy duck or beef and be unable to tell which is which. It even smells like beef when getting grilled on the BBQ. Unfortunately, they are nearly impossible to pluck so there is a lot of labor involved if you are looking to keep the skin.
Go to Top of Page

glassnumbers
Da Kine

USA
338 Posts

Posted - 12/03/2018 :  01:09:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6Ehoxu9QY8

ducks are actually really great pest control, especially against snails.

Aloha :)
Go to Top of Page

PunaBaer
Newbie

USA
16 Posts

Posted - 12/03/2018 :  19:01:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Unlike Terracore, I've never had a problem plucking a muscovy duck. Dipping them in 150-170F slightly soapy water for 15-45 seconds loosens the feathers and they come right off - older birds generally take a bit more time in the bath. If you slaughter at the wrong time you'll end up with a lot of pin feathers which can be a pain so check before butchering. Dry plucking is a huge pain in the butt and only undertaken if you want to spend an hour plucking one duck.

IMO older birds taste much better and more like beef than the young birds.
Go to Top of Page

terracore
Punatic

5198 Posts

Posted - 12/06/2018 :  16:44:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Maybe our water wasn't hot enough. We usually aim for about 155 as that seems the best range for chickens. We even tried an old school technique using wax.
Go to Top of Page
  Topic  
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Jump To:
Punatalk © 2003 to 2014 Punaweb Go To Top Of Page
Powered By: Snitz Forums 2000 Version 3.4.06