Process to follow after processing chickens??

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

  1. mainemomof2

    mainemomof2 Out Of The Brooder

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    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.

    Thanks!!
     
  2. yotetrapper

    yotetrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ditto here too.

    BTW: Nice avatar yotetrapper.
     

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