How do you package your chicken?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by CoopCop, Nov 7, 2014.

  1. CoopCop

    CoopCop Out Of The Brooder

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    I am getting ready to process 5 Cornish X chickens and am trying to decide how to package them for the freezer. I don't think anywhere around here sells the shrink bags, so I am especially curious as to other methods some of you may use. All input would be appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. SIMZ

    SIMZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can order shrink bags online. We've also put them in freeze ziplocs and then placed the bag into water to push the air out. It's sort of like a homemade shrink wrap bag. [​IMG]
     
  3. Aust1227

    Aust1227 Out Of The Brooder

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    I did my last few in ziplock gallon freezer bags.

    I made sure the chickens were very dry (no excess moisture) prior to sealing them up. I used my mouth to suction all of the air out of them.

    We kept them in the freezer for a few weeks, and they tasted great once we thawed and cooked.

    I also have a turkey in the freezer, he is only seran wrapped.. I couldn't find any bags big enough for an 18 lb bird!!

    Thankfully, turkey day is only a few weeks away.
     
  4. SIMZ

    SIMZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We found huge ziploc storage bags at Walmart that hold those huge turkeys with room to spare. I want to say they're 10 gallon bags - expensive but they work!
     

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