How long is fresh chicken good in the fridge?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by CountryHaven, Aug 9, 2016.

  1. CountryHaven

    CountryHaven Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 15, 2015
    Southern Ontario Canada
    We are doing our first meat birds this year .. Finding a lot of different information of keep time. After they are slaughtered how long are they good for to keep as fresh before I should freeze them? Thanks !!
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    When I butcher I rest them in a brine for at least 48 hours, then cook. It's been up to 4 days and the meat was still fine.

    A full week might be pushing it. Go by smell. If it's going to be longer than 4-5 days I'd freeze them.
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  3. Fat Daddy

    Fat Daddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 11, 2010
    I too rest anything I butcher in a mild salt brine for 48 or so.... I normally do a lot at once and vac-seal it all in meal size bags for the freezer.... Good luck, Bill

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