I'm in a situation where I need to butcher my 7 remaining meaties due to the rest of the flock eating them alive. At the same time I'm taking care of my 3 month old son by myself since my wife is unexpectedly away. I was wondering how bad it would be if I killed and plucked them, put them on ice and gutted and finished them 6-8 hours later. Would this affect the taste/quality of the meat much? I've killed elk before that I didn't find and gut until 8 hours later and it was fine. I just don't know if chickens are different and spoil faster. Your opinions are appreciated.