chicken scale...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by TinyTotsSeramas, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2011
    Smithsburg
    What brand is the cheapest but best to use when weighing chickens?
    I seen some food scales at walmart but wasnt sure if they were the same as actual chicken scales that sell for hundreds of dollars (which I dont have).. I have 10 Seramas I need to weigh, 2 soon and 8 in a few weeks.. so I need to get on the ball an buy a scale.
    TIA
     
  2. kitchwitch

    kitchwitch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use a walmart kitchen scale with a laundry basket on top to weigh my meat chickens.
     
  3. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    For Seramas, you could use a postal scale.
     
  4. homesteadapps

    homesteadapps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Walmart sells a digital fishing scale for about $20.00. Us a basket or a bucket to sit the chicken in. These work great for weighing feed, etc. Just zero the scale with the bucket attached and weigh away.

    We tied ours to a rafter and weighing them is very easy this way.


    Here's a link, they have them in all the stores we've been in. It looks like they might not be available online though.

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Berkley-50-lbs.-Digital-Fish-Scale/4328456
     
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2011
  5. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Quote:Well, I'll be dog gone. I have been looking for a scale for months. I didn't know they had those. THANK YOU for this information. I"m going to get one.
     

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