We are about to process some roosters we have. This will be the first time for us. I have read about needing the meat to rest in the refrigerator for a couple of days....does it need to be a refrigerator? We don't have the room. I have read some people make a ice bath and leave them in a tote in there garage is that safe? Also how long does it need to rest? Also, I had to worm my layers so I was keeping these roosters separate. However, we had severe thunderstorm and the wind ripped the netting of the pens that was keeping them separated so they might have gotten Into the feed with wormer in it. If they did it wasn't much and it was only one day. Is it safe to eat the meat or should we wait go process? We really need to do this now as we have waited too long as is and some are ganging up on my hens so they got to go. Thanks so much!