Live weight... how?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by SandraMort, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. SandraMort

    SandraMort Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 7, 2008
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    I totally get that dressed weight is about 2/3 live weight but how do you figure out live weight? I want birds that are 1-1.25 lbs for Thanksgiving, so they need to weigh 1.5 - 1.75 live.
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You need a scale. I use a digital one and I do have a hanging scale but it won't register a small weight like 1lbs.
     
  3. SandraMort

    SandraMort Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 7, 2008
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    LOL! Well, sure, I need a scale, but I keep imagining the chicken trying to walk off... HOW do you hold it still to weigh it?

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  4. whitecra

    whitecra Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
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    Get a digital scale and weigh yourself and then weigh yourself holding the chicken.
    Chris
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Use a deep basket.
     
  6. sticks22

    sticks22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try using a light weight potato sack. Put your bird in that then weigh your bird. Then subtract the weight of the potato sack from the weight of the bird with the potato sack. Then this number will be your final weght!
     

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