Shrink Wrap Bag Crisis

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by aggieterpkatie, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. aggieterpkatie

    aggieterpkatie Chillin' With My Peeps

    733
    4
    141
    Apr 26, 2009
    Maryland
    I'd like to process my turkeys by next weekend, but I cannot find any shrink wrap bags or other suitable bags for them! I only have 9 turkeys, and some of them are very large. Cornerstone Farm is out of stock right now. Does anyone have any other option? If anyone has a large supply I'd love to buy some from you. Any ideas? Thanks!
     
  2. aggieterpkatie

    aggieterpkatie Chillin' With My Peeps

    733
    4
    141
    Apr 26, 2009
    Maryland
    Well, I did find some fairly inexpensive plastic bags at Meyer Hatchery if I can't find anything else. [​IMG]
     
  3. booker81

    booker81 Redneck Tech Girl

    1,929
    32
    183
    Apr 18, 2010
    Mid-MI
    Not turkey, but when I want to freeze a large hunk o' deer or a whole wild turkey, I just process as normal, wrap in a LOT of saran wrap, then wrap with Freezer Paper (in the grocery store, by the Saran wrap and tin foil). Meat stays good, looks nice if you are good at wrapping, and you can write on it with marker [​IMG]
     
  4. TyrannosaurusChix

    TyrannosaurusChix Chillin' With My Peeps

    615
    0
    119
    Jul 13, 2010
    Savannah, NY
    get crafty and cut open the bags you do have and seal them together so they are big enough??
     
  5. aggieterpkatie

    aggieterpkatie Chillin' With My Peeps

    733
    4
    141
    Apr 26, 2009
    Maryland
    Quote:Thanks, I may have to do that.
     
  6. aggieterpkatie

    aggieterpkatie Chillin' With My Peeps

    733
    4
    141
    Apr 26, 2009
    Maryland
    I just called our local meat locker (but they don't do poultry) and he gave me the name of a guy locally that has bags. [​IMG]
     
  7. Mrs. Mucket

    Mrs. Mucket Chillin' With My Peeps

    358
    31
    121
    May 3, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    I have the same problem and just bought some freezer paper--I thought I'd wrap them in that and then put in several plastic grocery bags. But that doesn't allow for vacuum pack which is also my preference.
     
  8. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    5,146
    10
    251
    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    just recently somebody on here mentioned heat shrink bags . . . something like you put the large bird in the bag and then dunk it in hot water and it shrinks to the carcass. sounded good to me.
     
  9. aggieterpkatie

    aggieterpkatie Chillin' With My Peeps

    733
    4
    141
    Apr 26, 2009
    Maryland
    Quote:Yep, those were the ones I wanted to buy from Cornerstone. Seems they're always out! Just my luck...[​IMG]
     
  10. terri9630

    terri9630 Chillin' With My Peeps

    661
    3
    141
    Mar 22, 2009
    New Mexico

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by