We butchered 2 Cornish crosses this morning (first time) and I have just plucked, removed wings and feet, and they are in a cooler with ice right now. It took longer than I thought, and we have to leave the house in an hour and I'll be gone until about 5:30 this evening. Can I hold off on gutting until then? So about 9 hours from butcher till gutting? Or should I cancel my plans for this morning? ETA: I could probably make it home for an hour around noon. If 9 hours is too long, how would 3.5 hours be?