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How do ya'll thaw out your birds? I have been having issues with this. I need them ready by noon tomorrow. I know I should lay them out a little sooner but sometimes I have to do it on short notice. Any other ideas??
 

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I would think thawing in water would surely shorten the usable life of the ducks. I just get em out the night before, if there is still a little frost on em thats OK usually by the time everything is ready to go they are thawed in short order
 

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Ladage,

Why are you worried about the meat. You don't still eat 'em do ya? :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
 

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I wrap them in news paper before freezing them and then put them in the truck the night before and most of the time they are thawed by the a.m. Of course in Florida thawing is not much of a problem and in fact we often go to the opposite extreme in that we will not thaw the birds before training to increase the lifespan of the bird, especially pheasants.
 

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badbullgator said:
I wrap them in news paper before freezing them and then put them in the truck the night before and most of the time they are thawed by the a.m. Of course in Florida thawing is not much of a problem and in fact we often go to the opposite extreme in that we will not thaw the birds before training to increase the lifespan of the bird, especially pheasants.
We do the same thing. Tuck head under a wing, wrap in newspaper before bagging in trashbag and placing in freezer.

Pull out birds at 5:30 AM and transport to field to meet at 6:30AM.
Place in wingers or hand throw while still frozen. Older dogs don't care and the younger ones learn how to get a better grip. By 10 or so the heads are all flapping away as the dog returns.

We easily get a couple of months use out of ducks when used 2 or 3 days a week this way.

Mike
 

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If you forget just use 'em frozen... They last longer that way anywho.... :wink:

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Gun_Dog2002 said:
Microwave them on defrost.

/Paul
Yuck, makes the microwave stink which invades the whole house.

Don't ask me how I know this. :oops: :oops:
 

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Howard N said:
Gun_Dog2002 said:
Microwave them on defrost.

/Paul
Yuck, makes the microwave stink which invades the whole house.

Don't ask me how I know this. :oops: :oops:
sheeesh,...howard, i was hoping someone might try this.....party pooper...

/Paul
 
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