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#97905 - 07/24/11 03:23 PM Too many drakes..
Fishlady Offline
Chick

Registered: 07/23/11
Posts: 10
Loc: Oregon
I have 5 ducks. 1 Blue Swede, 1 Cayuga females, 1 Cayuga, 2 Buffs, males. Should I harvest one of the males? I am thinking of processing one of the Buffs, or I could pick up another female or two. They have plenty of room just off my garden in a spring fed pond which is completely fenced.

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#97910 - 07/24/11 04:39 PM Re: Too many drakes.. [Re: Fishlady]
Wieslaw Offline
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Classroom Professor

Registered: 09/18/09
Posts: 3751
Loc: Denmark
If you do not have separate breeding pens for breeding them pure, then one drake is more than enough for 2 ducks. Too many drakes can be a problem in breeding season. They can fight with each other but also they can be a nuisance to the ducks.

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#98047 - 07/30/11 07:47 PM Re: Too many drakes.. [Re: Wieslaw]
Fishlady Offline
Chick

Registered: 07/23/11
Posts: 10
Loc: Oregon
I solved the problem. I sent two drakes to be processed with my turkeys. Now I need to learn how to cook duck!

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#98050 - 07/31/11 01:57 AM Re: Too many drakes.. [Re: Fishlady]
Foehn Online   content
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Lord of the Fowl

Registered: 08/08/06
Posts: 1968
Loc: New Zealand
Gently separate the breast skin to create a pocket each side and then spread your chosen stuffing under that skin. This helps to keep the duck moist while it imparts the stuffing flavour yet allows the skin to crisp up. Bake/roast in accordance with weight. You should have a good recipe book that gives you the time/heat ratio for the duck's weight.

Or... there are some good recipes here. Roast Duck

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