Weighing birds - What do you use? Recommendations?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by coopist, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. coopist

    coopist Songster

    Jan 2, 2008
    Midwest U.S.
    We've been sort of half-***ing it by holding the birds while standing on the bathroom scales, lol. It'll give you a decent ballpark, but we would like to get a good set of proper small scales and a method to weigh our birds with more precision. Does anyone have any suggestions? Info appreciated. Thanks in advance.
  2. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Songster

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    Digital scales are very accurate. I think you could probably just set the bird down on the scale and as long as it stayed still a digital scale would give an accurate weight.
  3. LittleChickenRacingTeam

    LittleChickenRacingTeam On vacation

    Jan 11, 2007
    Ontario, CANADA
    I use a set of postal scales that I bought at a garage sale for $10.

    I attached a perch which allows the chook to roost without moving around.

  4. seriousbill

    seriousbill Songster

    May 4, 2008
    That looks great.
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2008
  5. coopist

    coopist Songster

    Jan 2, 2008
    Midwest U.S.
    Thanks! That's just the sort of thing we need.

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