how long in the fridge?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by homestead tim, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. homestead tim

    homestead tim In the Brooder

    Apr 28, 2011
    Newbie question:
    How long are the fresh chickens good for in the fridge? I have a killing party next Tuesday and a HUGE Chicken roast on Sunday. Do I need to freeze and thaw them, or can i leave them in the fridge for 5 days? I'm sure grocery store chicken is older then 5 days.... isn't it? Any opinions would be appreciated!

  2. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

    Mar 17, 2010
    Western Washington
    Keep very cold and you should be fine. Ice chill them before you refrigerate. Get the fridge as close to 32 degrees as you can.
  3. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    I've kept fresh ones in there for 2 weeks and they have been fine. We do a week all the time and don't even think about it.

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