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Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by rarebreedeggs4u, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. rarebreedeggs4u

    rarebreedeggs4u Songster

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    We butchered 2 toms Friday night, plucked, cleaned, rinsed and packed them in ice, then put them in the fridge a few hours later. Thye will be OK for Thanksgiving correct? My husband wanted to freeze them, but they needed to be in the fridge a few days and then it would take 3 days to DEfrost them, so they would have only been frozen 1 day. I thought they would be fine for 6 days, please tell me I'm right~LOL They are in foil pans with tight foil covers in a fridge that is rarely opened (garage fridge).
     

  2. longranger

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    That is probably ideal resting time. The only caveat is that the birds need to have been processed well so fecal contamination etc. was kept to a minimum. Bacteria grow in the fridge, just slower than at room temp.
     
  3. They will be fine. We did a hen on Sunday and wish we would have more time to age her.

    Steve in NC
     
  4. rarebreedeggs4u

    rarebreedeggs4u Songster

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    Thank you both very much [​IMG]
     

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