Process to follow after processing chickens??

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by mainemomof2, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. mainemomof2

    mainemomof2 In the Brooder

    Apr 1, 2010
    We are having our 25 Cornish X's processed at a butcher. I was told that we bring them, wait and then bring them home on ice with the freezer bags. They told us to keep them in a cooler on ice for the rest of the day and then freeze them.

    I see all this talk about letting them 'rest'

    Can anyone guide me?

    Do I put them right in the freezer? Do I let them sit in the fridge first?

    I want to educate myself a bit here.

  2. yotetrapper

    yotetrapper Songster

    May 3, 2007
    North Central MS
    If I butcher, I put the birds in a big cooler of ice and leave them there till late the next day when the ice starts to disappear. THEN I freeze. If we're talking cornish X. If we're talking older birds, they chill in the fridge for a few days before being froze.
  3. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Songster

    Oct 1, 2008
    Yorkshire, Ohio
    Quote:Ditto here too.

    BTW: Nice avatar yotetrapper.

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