How do you wrap your birds for freezing?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by max13077, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. max13077

    max13077 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I tried doing a search but nothing really came up. How do you go about wrapping your birds once you've processed them? Butcher paper? Vac. sealer? We're getting ready to this weekend and I just wondered how people preferred to wrap theirs.
  2. morelcabin

    morelcabin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    Usually around here we use plastic bags. They are large freezer bags with twist ties. I know you can get them at a country grocers but I am not sure about in town. If you will be storing them for a while you might want to double bag them
  3. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 15, 2007
    Washington State
  4. HidingInTheHenHouse

    HidingInTheHenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2008
    I buy one of the huge rolls of plastic wrap from Sam's Club and wrap and wrap and wrap. I presses out all the air, and protects the meat very well from freezer burn, and it's cheap!
  5. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

    Sep 5, 2008
    I do a year's supply of birds at once so I vacuum seal. Once I finish butchering I let the birds cool for a few days and then will quarter them and vacuum seal for freezing.
  6. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    Hopefully they don't "unwrap" themselves later...[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    j/k!!!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] "processed" chickens come from Foodlion...just joking w/ you here....couldn't help myself...[​IMG]
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2008
  7. max13077

    max13077 Chillin' With My Peeps

  8. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2008
  9. MamaDragon

    MamaDragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2008
    Camden, AR
    The one that I'm going to use, I actually saw elsewhere on the Net -

    They would cut up their birds after they had cooled a few days, and bag according to how they planned on cooking them, then put them in zipper bags. All the wing drumettes in one gallon bag, wing tips and backs for stock in another, halved birds for grilling, etc. All were labeled with a Sharpie for contents, date etc.

    You can also freeze the pieces on cookie sheets BEFORE you bag em, and they wont stick together in the bag, allowing you to take out just what you need.

    Best of Luck!

  10. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

    Sep 5, 2008
    Quote:Way good idea!

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