Scale Recommendations?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by jennyf, Feb 28, 2017.

  1. jennyf

    jennyf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2016
    What does everyone use for weighing live birds and dressed ones? Types/models would be great. How do you get the bird to stand still? Not looking to spend a bundle if possible. Thanks!
  2. 5Sons Coop

    5Sons Coop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 20, 2015
    Cold winters
    I use a digital Rapla fish scale. You hold it in one hand and it has a short chain and hook on the other end. I put the live or dressed bird in a cheap cloth reusable shopping bag and hang it from the hook. I am sure others have something that works better, but it is something I already had that works.
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  3. mobius

    mobius Chillin' With My Peeps

    This is a great solution!

    For live chickens I used a digital kitchen scale with a cardboard box I put the chicken in! I tared it to zero...they didn't stay in long but enough to get a reading...
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2017

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