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I let my CXs rest for three days, Are they still ok?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by dwyer360, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. dwyer360

    dwyer360 In the Brooder

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    I butchered 3 CXs Sat about 5pm, and I let my meaties rest the first 24hrs in ice water. Then I cleaned off some pins that I missed and just rinsed them off in cold water. After that I put them in the fridge and covered them up with foil. Wanted to vacum pack them last night but never had a chance. I vacumed one this morning and froze it, but the other two are still in the fridge covered up. They shouyld be fine til tonight to freeze them right???
     

  2. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

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    Yup, should be fine.
     
  3. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Yes!
     
  4. Winsor Woods

    Winsor Woods Songster

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    Definitely ok. I've let mine rest in the fridge up to 5 days before. I wouldn't want to push it much past that though.

    Dan
     
  5. bja105

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    We ate one tonight that was butchered Saturday and kept in the fridge. It was fine. I suggest eat or freeze soon.
     
  6. dancingbear

    dancingbear Songster

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    I seldom age them less than 3 days. I've aged chickens in the fridge as long as a full week, before freezing them, they smelled just as fresh as the first day. I've heard of people aging them as long as 10 days, but that might be pushing it a bit, IMO. But 3 days is no problem at all.
     

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