Ducks in the Tub

Mr. Comfortable went to our oldest son’s house for Thanksgiving and on Saturday, before we headed back home, I went with my son, Paul, to pick up a couple of ducks. His friends got an unexpected brood from an unexpected dalliance between one of their Pekin ducks and one of the Black Swedish ducks. And it was the mallard that sat on the nest! Because we got home late Saturday and I was tired and more than a bit sore I didn’t want to do much. So the ducks (three instead of two) got rinsed off instead of bathed and now I have ducks in the tub!

Ducks are delicious but right now they're in my tub!

Meet the ducks here!



Author: Elizabeth

I'm a wife, mom, and grandma (known as Bam) who loves cooking, baking, gardening, and all things that go into making a cozy coop for my brood. I have a disability so you may pick up tips on how to do things when some things just don't work right!

12 thoughts on “Ducks in the Tub”

    1. I was worried about that until I remembered duck “stuff” is mostly water so I just washed it down the drain! I butchered the big white (Pekin) duck today. The other two have to grow a bit more but it won’t be too long and I can bleach the heck out of the tub and not hear quacking in there all day!

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      1. I mostly keep chickens for eggs but these ducks were meant to be food. We butchered the Pekin (white one) yesterday. And your friend may be surprised to learn that us farmers eat our livestock. Check on the chicken! lol

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  1. Why don’t you do it the old=fashioned way: put them in sacks, hang sacks on nails, and feed them walnuts that you push down their gullets piece by piece? I’ve never seen it done, only on old paintings, but my grandmother claimed that not only did they fatten faster, but feeding them walnuts actually made the meat tastier and more tender. Maybe it’s just an old wives’ tale… Do you stuff them with apples?

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    1. Stu was an older bird so he’s going to be stew (get it” Stu/stew? lol) I’ll feed the other two walnuts! That should improve the flavor. They’re been getting blueberries along with grains and today I’m putting them in the garden to forage a bit. Great idea about the walnuts! Thanks!

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    1. LOL I couldn’t help it! But Mr. C is having trouble with the idea of butchering the other two. I shouldn’t have named them “cute” names; Penguin and Spot. He’s already talking about building a pen for them.

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