The other day we processed our meat chickens. We have butchered our extra roosters in the past but this is our first experience with meat birds. After cleaning, we put them in a cooler of ice water and salt. The next day the water was still icy but there was a very strong smell. We dumped the water and added fresh ice, water, and salt, and then allowed them to rest for 48 hours. Once we were ready to put them in the freezer, there was still a smell to them. Is there something we did wrong? Is this normal? I can't imagine they went bad. It's been below 35 degrees outside here and these were in an icy cooler in the garage. They almost smell like deviled eggs or something similar. Any assistance is greatly appreciated. I don't want to lose my investment in this meat!