After butcherin the birds, what do you wrap them in?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by OPIE, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. OPIE

    OPIE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have read that after butchering, people wrap there birds and put them in the freezer. What does everyone use to put there birds up in? Freezer paper, plastic bag etc?[​IMG]
     
  2. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
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    I vacuum pack mine. They take up less space and last longer in the freeezer...
     
  3. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    vacuum seal
     
  4. Cason

    Cason Chillin' With My Peeps

    Vacuum seal.
     
  5. Trollkiller

    Trollkiller Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Someone said if you don't have a vacuum sealer you can place the chicken in a ziploc, then lower the ziploc into a put of water to force the air out of the top. I wish I remembered who gave the tip so I could give credit.
     
  6. Salt and Light

    Salt and Light Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We just put them in ziploc.
     
  7. sben451

    sben451 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We just dispatched our extra roosters to the freezer this weekend. For freezer storage, we used a Food Saver with their vacuum bags. I have had really good results using the vacuum packaging for freezing all types of foods.
     
  8. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    I use freezer-weight, NON ziploc bags, extra large size. Put chicken in, scroonch up the neck of the bag, suck air out by putting lips inside and inhaling [​IMG], then put on twist-tie while air is still sucked out. For chickens I plan to have in the freezer more than a couple weeks, I double-bag them.

    Pat
     
  9. jaku

    jaku Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:You can also do it with a small hose attached to your vacuum/shop vac. It sucks the air out really well, and then you don't have to suck raw chicken.
     
  10. menageriemama

    menageriemama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2008
    Lake Nebagamon, WI
    [​IMG] I need a vacuum sealer!!!!
     

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