packaging broilers for freezing

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by waltandlori, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. waltandlori

    waltandlori Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 5, 2012
    Richmond Dale, Ohio
    I can't for the life of me remember..... Haven't been able to find it either, but that's no surprise. I'm processing 24 cx this week (did a couple yesterday just to see if I had everything). I have a vacume sealer, what I need to know is when you "let them rest in the fridge for a couple days before freezing, can they be packaged in the vac seal or do they need to be open? My fridge will dry the skin if they are not sealed at least some. The 2 I did yesterday are sealed and in the bottom to wait it out, should I un seal them (wife says no seal). Any help appreciated thanks

  2. Buster52

    Buster52 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 28, 2009
    Geronimo Oklahoma
    We package them first in poly bags before putting in the fridge. I understand vacuum pack works well, too. What you do not want to do is freeze them or eat them before they have had a chance to rest, or they will be tough.

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