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I have 100 Cornish X coming mid April, I just did a practice run of butchering 12 roos from my layer flock. We just used a vacuum packer to bag them for the freezer. That is really kind of expensive, what do you folks used to wrap your chickens for the freezer?

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We use a 4" X 8" X 18" gusseted bag.  It will hold up to an 8 pound carcass.  I supply them to clients when processing their poultry.  Last year they cost $66. per 1000. (6.6 cents per bag)  We vacuum then twist with a tie.  If they are to be frozen longer than 3 months we suggest covering with freezer paper for the extra protection.

 

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Raising Capons for our families consumption.  Teaching, coaching, and encouraging both caponizing and home processing of poultry on the Olympic Peninsula.

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Raising Capons for our families consumption.  Teaching, coaching, and encouraging both caponizing and home processing of poultry on the Olympic Peninsula.

On-site Processing available  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Poultry-Processing-Olympic-Peninsula/282197605263857

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I use the bags that you dip in hot water to shrink. Basically looks like buying a whole turkey in the store except the bag is clear
Edited by blucoondawg - 3/27/16 at 5:19pm
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