FAQ

DO YOU USE ANTIBIOTICS?

No antibiotics are ever injected into our eggs, administered to our chicks, or added to the feed or water consumed by Culver ducks. Our Culver Live Operations and our producers safeguard the health of our ducks by assuring that they have plenty of nutritious feed, water, comfortable housing and abundant care.

DO YOUR PRODUCTS CONTAIN GMO’S?

Culver products are 100% GMO-free. A misguided notion by the general public concerning meat production and GMO’s is that animals that are fed feed that could use GMO grains as an ingredient; the meat itself will contain GMO’s. That is far from the truth! The digestive system of any poultry is designed to chemically change what it eats into a new chemical structure; mostly meat tissue.

ARE YOUR DUCKS HUMANELY RAISED AND HANDLED?

Yes. All Culver ducks are raised and handled according to the strict internal guidelines established by Culver Duck Farms, Inc. Our hatchery, producer farms, live haul operation and slaughter facility are all certified humane by an independent humane auditing group. Our Live Operations and a member of the company leadership team have all been trained and certified in humane handling. One of Culver’s requirements is that all of the family farmers, as well as anyone who handles live ducks, have been trained in humane live bird handling. Care is monitored regularly by members of the Culver Live Operations Team. In addition, Culver has an auditor on staff that operates independently of the Live Operations and audits every farm at least once a year.

WHAT DO YOU FEED YOUR DUCKS?

Our ducks never consume feed with antibiotics or unnatural additives. Never! At Culver’s it’s all about raising and feeding our ducks the right way, the natural way. You’ll NEVER find fishmeal, medicinal growth stimulants, antibiotics, hormones, or additives containing arsenic or arsenic compounds in the feed or water that we give our ducks.

DO YOU USE GROWTH HORMONES?

Ducks produced or sold in the United States contain no added or artificial hormones. However, because so many people mistakenly believe hormones are used, most duck companies continue to include the term – “no hormones”. When using the term on packaging, the USDA requires all poultry companies to use the adjoining phrase: “Federal regulations do not permit the use of hormones in poultry.”

IS YOUR DUCK GLUTEN FREE?

Yes, our duck is gluten free.

WHAT BREED OF DUCK IS CULVER?

Culver Duck raises the White Pekin breed. The most popular breed in North America, this duck’s meat is known for its mild tasting flavor. This is an all white duck that cannot fly. Some other breeds of ducks found in North America are Muscovy, Moulard, and Mallard.