I had a bufflehead in the freezer that was shot 3-1/2 years ago. Before ordering a form I thought I'd see if I could even get the skin off of the bird first, I had my doubts. I took it out of the freezer in the morning and started skinning it 12 - 13 hours later. The bird had entirely thawed with the relatively warm weather we've had. That old bird was actually wet inside!! I was very surprised when everything skinned very easily and only the feet were dried out. I injected them with some water to loosen them up. I've skinned bigger, fatter divers that were 2-1/2 years old, packaged, and frozen the same way and had a heck of a time with dry, stiff skins. But often the breast meat of these birds is still partially frozen when I go to skin them. So my question is: Will the skin of a bird that's been frozen for a long time actually draw moisture out of the meat when given a chance to thoroughly thaw out?