Shrink bags for half chickens?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Tamidon, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. Tamidon

    Tamidon Chirping

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    Shrink bags look much better for freezing than vacuum bags, but does anyone know if they work for chickens that have been split in half? A whole 8# roaster is a bit much for our family so i usually split them and vacu pack that way, but i want to try shrink bagging this time
     
  2. hydroswiftrob

    hydroswiftrob Chirping

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    Yes they work. I use them for leg and thigh quarters all the time. If you need any info, I will gladly answer any question you have.
     
  3. Tamidon

    Tamidon Chirping

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    I'm particularly worried about the sharp edges of bone cutting the plastic. Not a worry? I've seen the packages of just legs or quarters,but that doesnt have the whole bony underside of a half chicken.
     
  4. hydroswiftrob

    hydroswiftrob Chirping

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    I use the styrofoam tray and blood towelette to give it a "professional" look. The styrofoam protects the plastic from cutting. I know these are breast, but all of mine are packaged like this.

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