Can I freeze the stock parts and make it when it is cooler?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by justlearning, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. justlearning

    justlearning Out Of The Brooder

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    My husband and 10 year old son just butchered our first 4 meaties. They said it really wasn't that bad. Now it is time for my part. Can I freeze the parts I want to use for stock and make/can the stock at a later date--or do I need to do it know. Heading into the upper 80s so think a nice cool fall day would be much more enjoyable time to do it--plus I will have 5 more birds butchered by then.
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    I always freeze the parts and make it later. I have several carcasses in the freezer now. I saw that we are down to eight pints of stock so it will soon be time for another batch.
     
  3. justlearning

    justlearning Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. That is what I figured but wasn't sure.
     
  4. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    Yep! I have several bags of necks, backs, and feet in our freezer for just that purpose.
     
  5. Tracydr

    Tracydr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I do this all the time. I also keep a gallon ziplock bag in the freezer to put veggie parts like onion skins and celery bits in. This is my stock pot bag. When it's full and I feel like messing with it, I'll make a pot. Then, you can either can or freeze the stock. I prefer canning since I don't have much freezer space.
     
  6. myhubbycallsmechickeemama

    myhubbycallsmechickeemama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I do this all the time. I also keep a gallon ziplock bag in the freezer to put veggie parts like onion skins and celery bits in. This is my stock pot bag. When it's full and I feel like messing with it, I'll make a pot. Then, you can either can or freeze the stock. I prefer canning since I don't have much freezer space.

    What a great idea. I could do that instead of throwing them into the worm beds. I have never made stock before, I think I'll try with our next batch of meaties.
     
  7. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:That is what I do as well. [​IMG]
     

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