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Does a whole processed chicken fit into a foodsaver bag?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by buckbeak, Aug 13, 2007.

  1. buckbeak

    buckbeak Songster

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    Hi All! I have 27 Cornish Crosses going for processing in a couple of weeks. I bought a Foodsaver recently & am wondering whether they'll fit in the bags, or if I should pay a little extra to have them cut up. Since I didn't really want to chase them around holding a bag up to them, I thought I'd better ask advice. How does everyone store meat in the freezer? Thanks for the help!
    Carol
     

  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

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    Yup, they fit! The good thing about food saver bags...make them the size you want. I put mine in food saver bags...and they processed out at between 4 and 6 pounds each!
     
  3. buckbeak

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    Thanks Deb, I was worried about them being too wide to fit in.
     
  4. greyfields

    greyfields Crowing

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    They'll fit. But like you said, they'll be pushing against the sides pretty hard if you grown them too big. I've had 8+ roasters that did not fit. There is a sticky link up top that has the name of a shrink wrap bag product you can use instead for larger beasts.
     

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