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Weighing birds

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by fryburgfarmer, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. fryburgfarmer

    fryburgfarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    I need to weigh my broilers for our fair. Any idea where to get a RELIABLE fishing scale or any other method for weighing?
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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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.
     
  3. Hiltonizer

    Hiltonizer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use a digital luggage scale from Amazon... works great... went with it because some of our Turkeys were monsters.
     
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  4. 123RedBeard

    123RedBeard Chillin' With My Peeps

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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" ... [​IMG]
     
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  5. Hholly

    Hholly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Kitchen scales work well.
     
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  6. fryburgfarmer

    fryburgfarmer Out Of The Brooder

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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...?
     
  7. donrae

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    For chicken sammiches? [​IMG]
     
  8. 123RedBeard

    123RedBeard Chillin' With My Peeps

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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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  9. Hholly

    Hholly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nom,nom,nom,,,, Wish I was closer.[​IMG]
     
  10. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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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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