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post #241 of 2098
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I also realize it's a bit premature, but how do you store the turkeys after butchering? I can barely fit a chicken in a ziploc bag.

 


I use heat shrink bags for whole birds, parts, turkey sausage and turkey burger

 

they come in different sizes

http://www.cornerstone-farm.com/equipment/poultry-packaging

 


THanks for posting the link.  Which pliers are the most useful to do a few birds?

 

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post #242 of 2098
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THanks for posting the link.  Which pliers are the most useful to do a few birds?

 



I have both the hog ring and j clip pliers around the house (we use them a lot when building hoop coops or rabbit cages).. but for sealing shrink bags you can also use heavy plastic zip ties (electrical type) if you don't want to invest in the pliers or hardware.. the water that you use to shrink the bags isn't hot enough to melt the zip ties.

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post #243 of 2098

I don't know if it's Hefty or Ziplock but one of them makes extra large and jumbo bags.  They are pricy, but if you are only doing a few, it might be worth looking into.

 

 

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post #244 of 2098
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THanks for posting the link.  Which pliers are the most useful to do a few birds?

 



I have both the hog ring and j clip pliers around the house (we use them a lot when building hoop coops or rabbit cages).. but for sealing shrink bags you can also use heavy plastic zip ties (electrical type) if you don't want to invest in the pliers or hardware.. the water that you use to shrink the bags isn't hot enough to melt the zip ties.


Zip ties I have!!  This morning I pulled a frozen turkey out of the freezer to defrost for a few days before roasting.  The 35# toms fit n my roaster with a sheet of foil at each end because the roast hangs over the ends of the pan. Hopefully the 25# hen fits better. WIll know tomorrow.

 

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             Bourbon Red and Sweetgrass Turkeys

 

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             Bourbon Red and Sweetgrass Turkeys

 

             Black Copper Marans, Buff Orpingtons and Speckled Sussex    

  

 

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post #245 of 2098
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I don't know if it's Hefty or Ziplock but one of them makes extra large and jumbo bags.  They are pricy, but if you are only doing a few, it might be worth looking into.



That's a good alternative. I wonder what size bird fits in each size bag. 

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             Bourbon Red and Sweetgrass Turkeys

 

             Black Copper Marans, Buff Orpingtons and Speckled Sussex    

  

 

Grow where you are planted. --Unknown

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post #246 of 2098

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post #247 of 2098

My first order got here today, and they sent two extras.  The second order should be here tomorrow, so I will know the total tomorrow night.  celebrate.gif 

 

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post #248 of 2098
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             Bourbon Red and Sweetgrass Turkeys

 

             Black Copper Marans, Buff Orpingtons and Speckled Sussex    

  

 

Grow where you are planted. --Unknown

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NPIP Tested Clean

 

             Bourbon Red and Sweetgrass Turkeys

 

             Black Copper Marans, Buff Orpingtons and Speckled Sussex    

  

 

Grow where you are planted. --Unknown

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post #249 of 2098

Alright, I have 18 Wishard Bronze, 5 Black Winged Bronze and 5 Bourbon Red eggs resting in the turner in my basement. Looks like I will be setting 28 eggs on Sunday.

post #250 of 2098

Wow, that's a lot of turkeys!
 

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Alright, I have 18 Wishard Bronze, 5 Black Winged Bronze and 5 Bourbon Red eggs resting in the turner in my basement. Looks like I will be setting 28 eggs on Sunday.


Has anyone heard if Superchemicalgirl received her eggs ?

 

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