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Intro and bagging question

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by still learning, Sep 20, 2008.

  1. still learning

    still learning Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello everyone. I've been lurking and learning along with you all for weeks now. I figured it was time to register. [​IMG] I am one week away from our processing date on our very first batch of meat chickens! I am so excited. I've been wanting to do this for years.

    The place where I have an appointment for processing wants .25 a bird for the bag and to bag them. I figured I could do that more cheaply, but when I looked in the McMurray catalogue for bags, theirs were more than .25 a bag, plus shipping. I don't know that my birds will fit in a one gallon ziplock. Some of them are over 7 lbs right now.

    So is there a cheaper way to do this myself? What are you using? What is the best way to make sure we don't get freezer burn?

    Thanks so much!
     
  2. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    We cut up our chicken and put them in airtight bags....


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  3. still learning

    still learning Out Of The Brooder

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    What kind of airtight bag? Do you mean one of those food savers?
     
  4. Richard

    Richard Out Of The Brooder

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    I use the food savers and they work great
     
  5. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    Yep food savers.... I think we halved a few of them but the uncut will not fit in the small food saver bags... Haven't tried the large ones yet.
     

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