for those that butcher for sale.

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by ttrammell, Mar 24, 2016.

  1. ttrammell

    ttrammell Chillin' With My Peeps

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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?
     
  2. naillikwj82

    naillikwj82 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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.

    https://www.elkayplastics.com/products/7g084018
     
  3. blucoondawg

    blucoondawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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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
     
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