I'm wondering how many days after slaughter a chicken can sit in the fridge before it goes bad. My Cornish Xs are being processing next Thursday. We are hosting a large party the following Friday (8 days later), where we will roast some of those birds. Am I safe to let them sit in the fridge for those 8 days, or should I freeze them after they have rested for a day or two)? Research tells me that the 'sell by' dates on supermarket chicken is typically 7-10 days after slaughter, so I'm thinking they will just stay in the fridge.