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How To Keep Whole Fresh Turkey or Chicken "Fresh"
Poultry can be kept fresh safely for up to 5 days by following these instructions exactly.
1 Day: Can be kept in the fridge
3 Days: If placed in the freezer overnight for at least 6 hours, you may then return it to the fridge for up to an additional two days.
5 Days: Place the bird in a cooler surrounded completely by ice making sure that you put ice in the breast cavity and the neck cavity.