Question About Freezing

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by oldpaths1611, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. oldpaths1611

    oldpaths1611 In the Brooder

    Jul 17, 2010
    I have what is most likely a dumb question. We're butchering a few birds tomorrow and are going to freeze them. Should I put them in the refridgerator for a couple of days first in order to let the meat tenderize first before I freeze them, or can I freeze them right away and let them tenderize in the fridge for a couple of days as they thaw out. Am I even making sense? This is all new to us. Thanks for your answers.

  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    Yes. Let them age in the fridge for 2-4 days to ensure that you get tender meat before freezing. I sometimes let them age out after freezing, but have had mixed results doing it that way. I'd age them before freezing for more consistent tenderness.

    Good luck. They'll be delicious!

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