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Processed Cornish - How Long Before Freezing?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by mcf3kids, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. mcf3kids

    mcf3kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We processed 11 birds yesterday and put them in vacuum seal bags. I have them in my fridge to sit and am wondering how many days they should rest before I freeze them? I decided not to brine them as I don't want the extra sodium. Would 2 days be long enough before freezing? Any insight from someone who has processed and frozen them and then eaten them would be appreciated! Thank you in advance!! [​IMG]
     
  2. Amethyste

    Amethyste For Love of Boo...

    Now, I have NOT done this myself as of yet...but my understanding is that it is at least 24-48 hours of resting in the fridge before eating/freezing. Basically, I believe it is to allow the rigor mortis to wear off first....

    I am sure someone will be along tho who is more knowledgeable than I in this respect [​IMG]
     
  3. mcf3kids

    mcf3kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you Lissa - this is what I am thinking as well but due to the huge investment in labor I for some reason need reassurance - lol [​IMG]
     
  4. Jschaaff

    Jschaaff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi mcf3kids [​IMG] I haven't been around ..lost all my broilers to coons, over 35 so far over the last 2 months and that kind of kept me off the forums for a bit. I just wanted to stop in and say I am SOOOO proud of you!!!! You did it!

    (I did let mine rest in the fridge for 2-3 days before I froze mine, but that is not based on any kind of expertise from me [​IMG] It was ..just because [​IMG] )

    Anyway, great job, and again, so happy for you and proud of your journey!!!!!

    -Jessa
     
  5. mcf3kids

    mcf3kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ohhhh Jessa that sucks! [​IMG] I was wondering where you had been - did you figure out how they are getting at your birds? That must be so difficult after all the hard work you put in to raising them. I am so sad for you! You motivated me to embark on this and I am so glad that we did. It has been a lot of work but I know that there will be no waste and that we will appreciate each time we have one for dinner. I hope you can figure out how the coons are getting at your birds so you can raise another batch!
     
  6. itsy

    itsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I was wondering where you were!!! WOW!
     
  7. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    Easy.

    When the leg and thigh move easily and you can flex them like you can rearrange a store bought chicken. 24-48 hours. 24 is probably enough, but test by flexing the leg.

    When they are first done, you will see that the legs are stiff as boards.
     

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