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Is it a bad idea to eat this chicken?

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UsedtobeFeckless Fri 01-Dec-17 18:27:13

Leaving aside the morality of meat eating for the time being ... Am l going to poison people if roast this hen? It was killed on Sunday and kept in the farm fridge until Wednesday when the chicken chap brought it into work and gave it to me. I stashed it in the stock room ( an unheated shed ) and forgot to take it home - l remembered today and it's now in the freezer. Any of you Vipers clued up on how long it takes things to go off? It was quite expensive but l don't want to make everyone ill!

takemetomars Fri 01-Dec-17 18:34:18

Christ no, don't eat it!

meredintofpandiculation Fri 01-Dec-17 18:38:48

What is the temperature of the stockroom compared with the temperature of a fridge? And if the stockroom is the same temperature as a fridge, would you eat a chicken that had been kept in a fridge for 5-6 days without being cooked?

NewMinouMinou Fri 01-Dec-17 18:43:29

We need the temp of the stockroom, really.

Kursk Fri 01-Dec-17 18:45:34

Has it been dressed out? If it still has the guts it’s no good. If it was gutted then it’s probably ok. The unheated shed is likely to have been cool enough

For comparison when we kill a deer we gut it straight away, we will butcher it within 10 days

MrTrebus Fri 01-Dec-17 18:45:40

Ew bin it

MissionItsPossible Fri 01-Dec-17 18:51:01

If everyone told you YWBU would you eat it!?

purplecorkheart Fri 01-Dec-17 18:53:46

Bin it. Do you honestly think that the people you are cooking for would eat it if they knew how it has been stored.

UsedtobeFeckless Fri 01-Dec-17 19:09:21

Honestly? I was rather hoping everyone would say yuk then l could give it to the dog without feeling guilty! My Mum is one of these grew-up-in-the-war-waste-nothing people and regularly eats things that l would compost ... She's 86. My partner thinks sell-by dates are there to trick you into buying more food than you need ... They've got to me and l don't trust my own snowflake-y instincts anymore!

Seniorcitizen1 Fri 01-Dec-17 19:18:33

There is nothing immoral about eating meat

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