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How long to keep butchered chicken in the fridge before freezing

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by CDennis, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. CDennis

    CDennis Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 1, 2009
    What do you think a week? I figure the chicken at the store is much older than that. I have two I didn't eat/sell/freeze and I am trying to decide if they can stay a bit longer or need freezer time asap.
  2. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    Yorkshire, Ohio
    After trying different amounts of time, we now let them sit 3-4 days. Any less time and they just don't seem to pull apart even when they're fully cooked.
  3. DianeS

    DianeS Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 28, 2010
    I've kept them in the fridge for 9 days before. The giblets didn't last (smelled "off"), but the chicken meat did. So that's about as long as I'd let it sit without freezing. My personal preference for tasting best and most tender is 3-4 days.

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