After all my reading I still made mistake. After all the chickens were butchered they were bled out, scalded, plucked , gutted and then put into an ice bath, rinsed and put into a new tub of ice water where they will sit over night in our garage. so they sat out on a table till all were finished being gutted before they were put in theice bath. They sat out Total about 3 or 4 hours before getting into the ice bath. It hasnt gotten above 40 degrees today so the question is will this meat be ok or have we risked to much bacteria? What other problems? Instead of putting them in the fridge for a couple of days I was going to leave them in a tote on ice will this work?