weighing live turkeys

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

  1. exop

    exop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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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