While we started out as a duck wax supplier and it still is our main focus, we also supply wax for multiple other industries who enjoy great customer service and affordable products. New for 2018, we are producing grass mats for grassing blinds. They will be made from Louisiana natural grasses.
At Traub Supply we believe that nothing is more important than customer service. If you purchase 10 or more cases of wax and are located in Southwest Louisiana or Southeast Texas, we will deliver it for free. Heck, we may even deliver to Arkansas for free if they order enough and I have my dad riding shotgun.
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Duck Waxing Instructions
-Make sure ducks are dry before waxing-
Duck waxing is generally feasible when a large quantity of ducks are to be cleaned; usually fifteen or more at a time or when you just want your ducks to look great and can’t stand plucking. Plucking and singeing rarely produces a duck as clean as waxing.
Items Needed: Wax, a pot large enough to submerge duck or goose, water, duck scissors/axe/meat cleaver, cold water bath trough (anything large enough to submerge the ducks or geese to allow the wax to harden), gut bucket(s), propane burner (preferably high pressure), propane tank, regular cloth glove and rubber glove
Begin by turning on propane burner to begin melting wax/water mixture. You should have a 3:1 mixture of water to wax and it should be deep enough to submerge the duck or goose. Generally, 30-40 smaller ducks can be waxed per 11 pound block, and 20-30 larger ducks per 11 pound block.
Be sure to break up or puncture holes in previously used wax that has re-hardened in the pot.
Fill up the trough, or whatever you are using to cool the waxed ducks. You can add ice if it’s a warm day and you want them to harden faster.
Start prepping the birds by chopping the wings as close to the body as possible, and the feet at the area just below the feathers (the bones are a little larger there and aren’t as sharp).
After chopping, pluck a small line down the breast, the back, the large feathers near the wing area, a little bit under the legs, and all the tail feathers.
This allows the wax to adhere better and gives you a better spot for pulling off the wax.
The wax should be melted by now, and the propane burner shut off. Put on the cloth glove, followed by the rubber glove which is placed over the cloth glove. Double gloving protects your hands from becoming too warm (Dip gloved hand in water periodically to cool if needed). You will only need one hand to be gloved. Wax the duck by grabbing it at the neck with your ungloved hand and immersing it in the mixture, using your gloved hand to ruffle the feathers in the wax.
Pull the duck out of the mixture and let the wax drip back into the pot.
Dip again and squeegy excess wax off of duck with gloved hand .
Throw duck in cooling trough to allow wax to harden.
Repeat until all ducks are waxed.
You can now remove the hardened wax from the ducks and discard in gut bucket or burn it (it burns well and is great for campfires).
Homemade tools can assist cracking the wax to get started, but it can be done by hand fairly easily.
After all the wax has been removed from the ducks, they can now be gutted.
Use the scissors, axe, or meat cleaver to cut off the heads and the butts (leave the head or a wing to stay legal-if needed). A small slit can be cut near the butt up to the backbone. This allows you to insert your hand in the cavity much easier for gut removal. Some people choose to simply cut a slit up the entire back.
After all guts are removed, the ducks are sprayed with water to remove blood.
You’re finished and left with the prettiest cleaned ducks and geese you have ever seen.
Thanks for purchasing your wax from Traub Supply, and remember,
“No one likes a dirty bird”