what size bird can you fit in a gallon vacuum bag???

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by roll8221, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. roll8221

    roll8221 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wondering for storage...............
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Great question. No clue.

    I'd bet Miss Prissy could answer this one.
     
  3. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:4 to 5 lb.
     
  4. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't quite understand. Our vacuum sealer lets you make the bags as long as you want, but it's restricted to 12" wide. We can fit birds up to 5 lbs in those.
     
  5. roll8221

    roll8221 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thats not good....what do i do if i want to take the birds to ten pounds or so??? whats the best way to store them?
     
  6. dancingbear

    dancingbear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When we raised turkeys, we didn't have bags big enough for them. We wrapped them tightly in plastic wrap, with the legs pushed down against the body, (to eliminate as many air-spaces as we could) like store bought ones. then over-wrapped them in freezer paper, taped securely with freezer tape. They stored very well in the freezer, we didn't see any freezer burn. The last one was probably in the freezer about 8 or 9 months before we ate it.
     
  7. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Quote:Dido:

    5lbs is about right.
     
  8. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    well, personally. i dont think its right to use your vacuum on your chickens...the hoses get all plugged and.....[​IMG]..........[​IMG]
     
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  9. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

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    I am planning to cut mine up before freezing them. We seldom eat a whole bird so no point in leaving it whole.
     
  10. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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