The two brace of pheasants we aquired over a week and a half ago are still hanging, I have not had the chance to tackle them as I’ve had my first cold in 2 years, and I also want to pluck and draw it outside, as it’s my first time and I know I’ll make a mess and the weather has been shitty. I was worried that they had been hanging too long but a quick scan on the tinterweb showed that some old country types have left theres for up to four weeks! I think the rule is in cold weather it’s okay and to tust your nose, if it smells okay it’s still worth eating. Even if it’s slightly green it’s still apparently fine but I’ll let you know how I get on, I think there is still a level of the supermarket generation in me that might put me off a green pheasant.
pheasants still hanging