To sum it up briefly, my turkey smells, well off. It is a Mary's Free Range Bird that was slaughtered halal (I bought it from a local halal butcher) and I picked it up this morning around 1030am. It felt cold when I got it, there were no frozen spots on the bottom at all and felt very cold. When I opened up the packaging there was a definite odor that was not at all pleasant, very funky.
As I haven't cooked a whole turkey in nearly a year and it's my first experience with a halal turkey, should it have any kind of smell? I am the type that would throw it out/return it if in doubt but with Thanksgiving less than 12 hours away I don't want to do anything rash. So far, I've only put my herb/salt rub on it and stuck it in the fridge.
Any advice/knowledge is appreciated!
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