Scale Recommendations?

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

  1. jennyf

    jennyf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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...
     
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