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post #1 of 27
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I already know that most people get their bags from Cornerstone Farm but I was wondering if the shrink bags on Ebay would serve the same purpose.  I converted their thickness and compared it to Cornerstones and they are thinner but I wonder if they would still work and freeze well.  The cost for the bags is much more reasonable.  I am not trying to shortcut on quality but I was just wondering if anyone else has experimented with these bags and if so, what are your recommendations.  My meaties are still only two weeks old so I have a little time to decide what to purchase.  Thanks in advance. 

Proud father of Lexi. Luke, Patrick and Justin.  Lucky husband to Thaia and momma to 14 layers, 5 Bourbon Reds, and 8 Pearl guineas and 26 new pullets.

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post #2 of 27
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Can anyone help me out with this?

Proud father of Lexi. Luke, Patrick and Justin.  Lucky husband to Thaia and momma to 14 layers, 5 Bourbon Reds, and 8 Pearl guineas and 26 new pullets.

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Proud father of Lexi. Luke, Patrick and Justin.  Lucky husband to Thaia and momma to 14 layers, 5 Bourbon Reds, and 8 Pearl guineas and 26 new pullets.

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post #3 of 27

I'm not sure there's enough information in your post for people to help.  Which eBay bags are you talking about? 

 

I found Cornerstone here, I assume that's what you're comparing to... http://www.cornerstone-farm.com/equipment/poultry-packaging/shrink-bag

 

FWIW, I got my shrink bags from:  http://poultryshrinkbags.blogspot.com/

 

-Wendy

post #4 of 27
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I am sorry for any confusion.  Here is a link to the bags I was thinking about ordering.  http://www.ebay.com/itm/50-9-x14-Shrink-Wrap-Bags-Food-Grade-/170722911163?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27bfe0e3bb They are somewhat thinner but I am not sure if they would perform somewhat similar.  The cost of these vs. the cost of Cornerstone or the link you provided are so much less.  I am assuming this is a hoax or at least something not worth preserving my hard work,but I thought I would ask.  This is my first round with meat birds and I am truly at the novice stage.  I am an active hunter and have processed many ducks and partridge but have always just breasted them out and vacuum packed them.  I am very interested in the shrink packaging and am hoping that the experts in this forum can shed a little light on these.


Edited by Lexiluke - 5/4/12 at 5:25pm

Proud father of Lexi. Luke, Patrick and Justin.  Lucky husband to Thaia and momma to 14 layers, 5 Bourbon Reds, and 8 Pearl guineas and 26 new pullets.

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Proud father of Lexi. Luke, Patrick and Justin.  Lucky husband to Thaia and momma to 14 layers, 5 Bourbon Reds, and 8 Pearl guineas and 26 new pullets.

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post #5 of 27

http://poultryshrinkbags.blogspot.com/ .   Is also where I bought mine, the ebay ones not so great. But the ones I bought of poultry shrink bags work like a charm. Bought 200 of them to use for the chickens, cut up turkey, beef and veggies from the garden. I think I spent about 75.00 $ on that many, with free shipping.

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post #6 of 27
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Well, I decided on Cornerstone Farm.  Ordered last Friday and received them on Wednesday.  Now for my X's to grow a little more.  Thanks for the advice.

Proud father of Lexi. Luke, Patrick and Justin.  Lucky husband to Thaia and momma to 14 layers, 5 Bourbon Reds, and 8 Pearl guineas and 26 new pullets.

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Proud father of Lexi. Luke, Patrick and Justin.  Lucky husband to Thaia and momma to 14 layers, 5 Bourbon Reds, and 8 Pearl guineas and 26 new pullets.

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post #7 of 27
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FWIW, I got my shrink bags from:  http://poultryshrinkbags.blogspot.com/

 

-Wendy

They have a wonderful picture tutorial on how to shrink wrap the birds.

~~Cathy~~
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post #8 of 27

Has anyone used vacuum seal bags? I by the cheap ones when I can but I have never vacuumed sealed a chicken in them. I am just wondering if it is cheap enough and if they will even fit in the bags.

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Has anyone used vacuum seal bags? I by the cheap ones when I can but I have never vacuumed sealed a chicken in them. I am just wondering if it is cheap enough and if they will even fit in the bags.

 

I have a Foodsaver and have vacuum sealed some parts, but not whole birds.  The vacuum bags are meant to come out fairly flat, so a bunch of leg/thigh quarters fit nicely, but a full breast not so much.  Probably split breasts would do fine, but I haven't figured out how to do those yet.  (I think I need a different knife...)

 

-Wendy

post #10 of 27

You can get the good ones at www.nadyaspoultry.com

 

High quality bags at better prices than the other guys. People may tell you otherwise but they are wrong. See for yourself.

Brian
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