weighing live turkeys

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by exop, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. exop

    exop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 10, 2009
    NW Indiana
    Anyone out there tried keeping track of your birds'weight - what kind of scale do you recommend?

    Standing on a bathroom scale while holding a turkey does not seem optimal.... my scale, at least, which is an older scale with a spring and a dial, does not seem reliable and the reading will change if you shift your weight a little from one foot to the other. The precision must be something like plus or minus 3 pounds.
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

    Jun 24, 2012
    My Coop
    For the young ones, I use a digital kitchen scale (see my avatar), but I think it has a 5kg limit. For the bigger birds, I use Mike and our digital human scale, lol. It's a pain, but for now it works. Just yesterday I was thinking that I needed a different scale so that I can do them by myself.

    FWIW, I am very anal about weighing them... If one of them looks off, and it's lost weight, I know right away if it's sick and how much medicine/wormer to give it.

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