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Poultry Shrink Bags

To order Poultry Shrink bags click on the "Add To Cart" button then on next page enter the number of poultry shrink bags you need. Please call us with any questions you may have. We have a tremendous amount of experience with these products.


We are now using several different suppliers for poultry shrink bags as demand from small farmers has increased. You may notice a difference in the bags, this is due to different manufacturing methods and does not change the strength or integrity of the poultry shrink bags. There are times in the year that suppliers may use corn starch to keep bags from sticking together, this too is OK and need not to be a concern. In addition our poultry shrink bags are BPA free unlike some of the Chinese bags on the market. Know your supplier, we have been selling poultry shrink bags for over 15 years. 

***NOTICE: We cannot take bags back once they have been on the farm due to possibility of contamination. Please don’t ask as you would not want bags from some other farm***

Our poultry shrink bags are 55 micron high barrier.

NEW we now have "FRESH" poultry shrink bags that allow you to keep poultry refrigerated for up to 6 days before freezing.

Choosing the right size bag can be challenging. Take a look at our recent blog on choosing bag sizes.



Price Each

Case Price

Parts (boneless breasts, etc.)


17¢ each




 23¢ each


 Broiler (3-4 lb)


 29¢ each




 Roaster (4-6 lb)


 30¢ each


 Roaster Fresh


 36¢ each


 Large Roaster

 11x16 35¢ each 


 Large Chicken (6-12 lb)


 41¢ each


 Small Turkey (10-12 lb)


 61¢ each


 Medium Turkey (12-16 lb)


 63¢ each


 Med. Lg Turkey (16-20 lb)


 75¢ each


 Large Turkey (20-30 lb)


 99¢ each


Extra Large Turkey (30+lb)


$1.25 each





NOTE: These are suggested sizes only we cannot guarantee sizes will fit any specific size product.


To use shrink bags do the following:

Make a drain rack out of PVC pipe that will hold 8-10 birds. Drain birds from chill tank.

With the birds sitting on the rack with their “head” up, slide a bag down over the chicken. Take one bird off the rack, turn it upside down and push it all the way in to the bag. Squeeze the legs together and gather the bag tightly around the legs. Then spin it to form a “pigtail” out of the excess bag material. Staple the bag. The stapler should go AROUND the pigtail and not through it. Then either pierce the bag at the breast area, (over the breast bone) or pierce the bag at the base of the clipped end of the bag by the legs to let the air out. Place (dip) into 170-200° F hot water. Swirl the bag around in the water or use a pair of tongs to hold the bird down (it may want to float). (It is not necessary to use the basket shown in the picture above.) There should be a rush of air and bubbles so be careful not to get burned. The shrinking is done in an instant, pull the bagged bird out of the water. When all done weigh the bird and put a sticky label right over where the bag was pierced at the breast. If you’re going to put a label on the package do it now after wiping off excess water then place it in an iced cooler. No need to close the hole if you pierced it at the feet end.

If you have a bubble of air inside the bag the bag was not pierced sufficiently to let all the air out of the bag.

Only dip bag as long as it takes to shrink 1-2 seconds do not wait until air bubbles stop as water will enter back into the bag

Do NOT place the bird back into ice water. Water will leak back into bag, labels will not stay on in water.