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can you hang a turkey like a deer

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by dragontamer56, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. dragontamer56

    dragontamer56 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 13, 2011
    I have a turkey that is too big to put in the fridge till Sunday so can I hang it outside im in montana so it will get to about eighty till Sunday and it will be hanging in the garage
  2. jasonm11

    jasonm11 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 18, 2010
    tioga tx
    80 degrees? No I would not hang him after processing that long unless you plan on salt curing him or getting very sick. Do you have a big cooler and ice? if so submerse him in salt or vinegar water and ice till ready to cook.
  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    If you don't have a large cooler, use a garbage can and fill it with ice. [​IMG]
  4. Tracydr

    Tracydr Chillin' With My Peeps

  5. Mac in Wisco

    Mac in Wisco Antagonist

    May 25, 2007
    SW Wisconsin
    Quote:Do you hang deer in that kind of weather?
  6. Saltysteele

    Saltysteele Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2011
    i agree.... i wouldn't hang a deer in those temps, and def. not poultry. find a cooler.

    no meat should be left out in 80 degree temps. you're trying to slow the deterioration by cooling. by letting it sit in 80 degree temps, you are helping the deterioration. haven't you seen those deer along the roads with their feet in opposite directions, about to pop?

    as another poster here said, i, in advance, graciously decline your dinner invitation [​IMG]

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