My roos flogging ends tomorrow

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Chickenheadmate, Oct 21, 2019.

  1. Chickenheadmate

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    When i get home, should I put the carcass in the fridge or counter?
    How many days before I can freeze him?
    Second time I will have a chicken butchered so I forgot. :oops:
     
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  2. mixedbreeds

    mixedbreeds Crowing

    I put them in ice water till they cool out good then dry off with paper towels and put in a bag and pop in the fridge for 3 days then eat or freeze
     
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  3. ShannonR

    ShannonR Crowing

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    I put them in a bowl of water in fridge or on ice in a cooler for 2 days before cooking or freezing.
     
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    tn_artist Crowing

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    Are you having it done by someone else? Every time I try to look on line for someone to 'take care of' three of our cockrels, I get info on state requirements. They talk about small farms (1,500 or fewer birds). How do you find someone for just a couple birds?
     
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  5. 123RedBeard

    123RedBeard Crowing

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    Fridge.

    How old is/was he?
     
  6. Chickenheadmate

    Chickenheadmate Songster

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    There's a slaughter house nearby, thankfully .
     
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  7. Chickenheadmate

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  8. tn_artist

    tn_artist Crowing

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    None of ours do poultry.
     
  9. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

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    This is probably too late to help you but I'll answer anyway. It may help someone else. They are good questions.

    When i get home, should I put the carcass in the fridge or counter?

    It doesn't matter as long as you keep it cool so bacteria can't grow. Some people keep them in the fridge, some keep them in an ice chest. Temperature is what counts, not where it is. You do not store at room temperature. Some people keep them dry, some soak them in a liquid. That liquid might be water, it might be a brine solution.

    How many days before I can freeze him?

    Check in a couple of days. You are aging it so rigor mortis can pass. If all stiffness is gone you can freeze. Wiggle a leg. If it is really limp, it's ready to freeze.
     
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  10. Chickenheadmate

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    Bummer. :barnie
     

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