Question About Freezing

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by oldpaths1611, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. oldpaths1611

    oldpaths1611 Out Of 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. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 12, 2009
    I usually just fill a cooler full of ice and a little water and that is where they stay for a couple days, that way they don't take up the run in the refridge.
  3. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
    You can do it either way which ever is best for you, or you can do as I do and do it on both ends. I brine for a day in the ice bath then freeze, then let them defrost in the fridge for a day or so then pig out LOL.


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