What to package whole chickens in??

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by kristen_k, May 13, 2011.

  1. kristen_k

    kristen_k Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey everyone!

    I'm starting to think about butcher day which isn't for another month, but I want to be prepared. Since this is my first time I was wondering what kind of packaging you would recommend for whole chickens. I'm worried about freezer burn n' such.

    Thanks!!!

    Kristen
     
  2. FeedYourself

    FeedYourself Out Of The Brooder

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  3. CowgirlJules

    CowgirlJules Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can cram up to a six and a half pound bird into the big foodsaver bags that Costco sells. It takes a fair amount of work, but they eventually go in.
     
  4. homesteadapps

    homesteadapps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Plain freezer or vacuum ziploc style work very well and are cost effective if you are processing them for yourself. Freezer wrap works great for boneless breast, thighs, etc...


    We freeze about 6 - 8 months and had no problems with freezer burn. Also keeping your freezer close to 0 degrees Fahrenheit helps too.
     

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