Weighing birds

donrae

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if you've got a decent house hold scale, weigh yourself and then step back on holding the bird. Subtract first weight from second weight and the difference is the bird's weight.
 

123RedBeard

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Get a scale like this, or a baby scale ... And a cardboard box cut down to 5"-6" high ... goes to 30 pounds, or measure's kilo/gram ... plus "tare's" ...
 
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fryburgfarmer

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Get a scale like this, or a baby scale ... And a cardboard box cut down to 5"-6" high ... goes to 30 pounds, or measure's kilo/gram ... plus "tare's" ...
Wow. That's a really good idea! I might use this if the luggage scale idea doesn't work out. Might I ask, why is there bread on the scale...?
 

donrae

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Wow. That's a really good idea! I might use this if the luggage scale idea doesn't work out. Might I ask, why is there bread on the scale...?

For chicken sammiches?
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123RedBeard

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That's "Vollkornbrot"!

I use to bake it for sale ... 100% rye flour, naturally leavened*, and baked in a wood fired oven!

*Most people call it "sour dough" .., but, if done "right" it does not have to be "sour"


 
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Egghead_Jr

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I use a kitchen/produce scale that reads to 10lbs for growing birds. Do the stand on a scale with bird in hand thing for grown birds. Of course the produce scale works exceedingly well for grown birds after they are butchered.

Exact scale I use from Walmart for under $15. I like the removable metal dish for ease of cleaning.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Mainstays-Market-Scale-Black/35854697

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