We are butchering 65 birds on Friday- 50+ cornish rocks (9 weeks) and 10 barred rocks (6 mo). Clearly, i cannot fit 60 birds in the fridge to rest. So would this work?
Butcher and clean everyone. Use coolers and my big 30L feed barrel, filled with ice and salt water to rest them for 2 days (adding ice to keep temp down) then bag and shrink wrap as well as portion and vacuum seal the parted birds- then freeze.
I really want to let these birds rest and be tender after all the work but hadn't thought through the room issues of the fridge with so many birds.
I am assuming that I cannot shrink wrap/vacuum seal the birds and then refrigerate them for resting, correct? or can i?
Thank you in advance for any help. This is the coolest group online for information!