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Jonnyboy



Joined: 29 Oct 2004
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 05 7:46 pm    Post subject: Freezing woodpigeon  Reply with quote    

Anyone got any experience of freezing whole woodpigeon? When I have a few I normally de breast or freeze a few 'oven ready' birds.

I'm going to be doing some decoying for a farmer over the next few days an expect to get quite a large bag.

Ideally I would like to bung them in my chest freezer, feathers and all until required.

Any problems with that? parasites in the feathers is the only one I can think of.

judith



Joined: 16 Dec 2004
Posts: 22789
Location: Montgomeryshire
PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 05 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've had wild duck and pheasant frozen "as is" with no perceptible deterioration in flavour. Plucking was harder, as you would expect, and gutting is quite painful if the bird hasn't defrosted thoroughly, otherwise no problems at all.

nettie



Joined: 02 Dec 2004
Posts: 5886
Location: Suffolk
PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 05 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Someone on here once recommended that you wrap the birds in plastic bags first so you don't get the freezer and the rest of the food all mucky but that's about as far as it went. Wish I could remember the name of the thread!

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