You probably can leave them until then, but why can't you pull them out yourself. You are obviously not a rabid vegan (or you wouldn't have meat within half a mile of your house) so you have already accepted that your husband can eat meat. I bet you ask him to prepare vegetables, and he is not a vegetarian! You only need to pull them out and wrap them in clingfilm to keep them for making gravy later, YOU don't need to eat them! Sorry to sound harsh but REALLY!
Wow - harsh! She's a vegetarian, she's allowed to be unhappy about touching the carcase of a dead animal, even if she copes with it being in the house.
If you really can't face it, I doubt there'll be any harm done - frozen birds come with a pack of giblets inside and you can't budge them until they've defrosted. But maybe you could put on rubber gloves and do it? Would that be less unpleasant?
Dead mouse - no problem! I do actually cook meat for the kids, I haven't got a massive problem with it. But... giblets are the devils work, I'm going nowhere near them
Couldn't get back into thread earlier on, not ignoring all your kind and helpful words Anyway, I have left them in the chicken, I'm sure it'll be fine. Am now in Wales until Friday so it'll have to be...