I've read this conversation (and others about rigor mortis too), but I don't think my birds have, and now we're all confused.
I dispatched one of my cockerels (about six moths old) - this is my first one, but I have a few that need to be dealt with, because they're driving the neighbours crazy. Anyway,he went stiff, just as you'd expect, after an hour or so. That was seven days ago, and the rigor still hasn't relaxed. I've been keeping him cool but not excessively cold.
So, I'm wondering, is he still stiff for some other reason? How long should I leave him before concluding that I've left him too long to eat? Any advice gratefully received.
Edited by LunanLodge - 1/16/13 at 2:17pm