So, I am about to process Cornish X on Thursday for the first time. I started with 25 and I will be processing 22. I lost a few because I forgot to close the pen one night and they invited themselves out and into the woods. Several never came back. I have read that you need to let them rest in the fridge for three days before they are edible in order to let rigor mortis run its course. I don't have the fridge space for that, so I am looking for ideas/alternative options. I recently bought a 25 cubic foot chest freezer for the sole purpose of storing chickens. Can I put them directly in there or do they absolutely have to sit, unfrozen, for three days first?