Processing chickens when it's nearly freezing outside - any changes?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by DianeS, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. DianeS

    DianeS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I may be processing some free roosters tomorrow, and the high temperature for the day is only going to be in the low 40s. So besides the obvious need for me to dress warmly and keep a good eye on the scalding water, are there any changes to anything? I've processed in warm summertime temps before, and I guess I'm wondering if there will be a change to how quickly the birds will bleed out, how quickly their bodies will stiffen, things like that.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Sundown_Farmer

    Sundown_Farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You need less ice.

    Just try to stay dry and have fun.
     
  3. DianeS

    DianeS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL! Good point.

    In this temperature, I don't even need a refrigerator. I can store them in a box in the garage before taking them to the freezer.
     

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