Poultry Shrink Bags
- Quantity: 25
- 10" x 16" for whole chickens up to 6 lbs
- 13" x 18" for whole chickens up to 14 lbs
- Polyethylene tubing to extract air
- 65 Micron thickness (thickest bags on the market)
- Comes with zip ties for sealing the bags
- Made in the USA
How to Use
- Rinse birds well, let dry.
- Place the bird in the shrink bag, legs up and towards the opening of the bag.
- Dip the polyethylene tubing into your hot water to straighten out the tubing (due to shipping) before you place it inside your birds.
- Place the polyethylene tubing about halfway inside the body cavity, twist the top of the bag tightly around the tubing. This will allow the air to escape while the bag is shrinking. No need to poke holes in the bags.
- Place the zip tie around tubing and bag, near legs use a pair of pliers to get a grip on the zip tie and pull tight.
- It is time to prepare the water to be used to shrink your bags. A propane-fueled turkey deep-fryer with clean water to dunk the bagged bird into will do the job just fine.
- Bring the water to a boil.
- CAUTION: Hot Water in use. Consider using protective gloves.
- Recommended water temperature to shrink bag is at 180 to 200 degrees. Let it sit for a bit (we use about 195 degrees).
- After placing bird in the bag head down, legs up, spin around tubing, zip ties near birds’ legs; dunk into water just enough to cover the feet for 5 seconds or less.
- Remove from water wait ~ 5-10 seconds for all of the air to be pulled out of the bag while it shrinks.
- Remove the tubing.
- Use pliers to pull and tighten the zip tie.
- Dry the outside of the bag.
- Place back into refrigerator until ready to head to the freezer. You can keep refrigerated for up to 6 days before freezing without any issues. As the bird decomposes, they release gasses and our bags allow those gases to be released.