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Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by MyPetsMakeMeBreakfast, Jul 29, 2011.
The tilte says it all.
If it's alive...not very long!
But I'm guessing you mean butchered. I think it depends a lot on how it has been packaged. If you have one of those shrink-wrap machines that suck all the air out and use a thick plastic, they can avoid freezer burn for a much longer time.
Oops! I mean butchered. LOL!!
I was thinking the exact same thing. Sorry.
This site says 1 year.
ETA: I cannot find anything about when you process one yourself when searching, so Im not sure if thats going to make any difference.
It depends upon how well it is wrapped. Not chicken, but I notice that turkey goes off in flavor after about a year.
A YEAR? Sorry, that's nasty.
I never keep any frozen meat longer than 3-4 months, tops. After that, it starts getting strong-flavored and all "freezer-y"/
A good deep freezer with temps around 0 degrees Fahrenheit and meat that is packaged well can last a year without off tastes.
Just do as much as you can to prevent freezer burn --keeping air off the meat, etc...
In a regular deep freeze that doesn't have a defrost cycle - easily a year or more (as long as it's packaged well).
In a frost free type, even if it's packaged well, a few months tops. I don't keep meat in our fridge freezer as it's a frost free, so I can't say for sure. The defrosting cycle will thaw the top bit of meat and refreeze it over and over, and freezerburn is inevitable after a few months. That's where you end up with funky meat (and anything else that is in there for a couple months).
Same, if you've got a chest freezer and vaccumm sealer (and if you're really going to do all your own meat birds, it's totally worth the costs here) you can get a year. Thrick is you put all the time and effort into growing it, don't cheap out on the storing it. A house freezer ontop of a fridge unit? maybe 3 months.