Is this gram scale worth its money?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by rooster brandon., Nov 7, 2010.

  1. rooster brandon.

    rooster brandon. Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. speedy2020

    speedy2020 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are you plan to use for? If for chicken, I would refer getting something more than 10lbs or more.

    Note: 1000 Grams = 2.20462262 Pounds
     
  3. rooster brandon.

    rooster brandon. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it would mainly used for seramas to determine if the seramas are a #a,b or c class.......
     
  4. Rozzie

    Rozzie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Seramas are tiny. They are the smallest breed of bantam (I think). They only weigh about a pound or a bit more, from what I've gathered here.

    If I ever have chickens again, it'll be Seramas (and maybe a few Silkies...)
     
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    hongyush2008 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Yeach, they are so small, but they are ok.
     
  6. poltroon

    poltroon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    IMHO, at $6, it's "too cheap" - as in I would not expect it to last or to be accurate.

    Amazon, for example, has a very large collection of various digital scales used for food, which would give you a good sense of prices and features that are good and bad, and what can go wrong with one. And, you can use a scale for both by using a box for the birds or wrapping it in plastic bags first. Mine cost about $20, is accurate to about a gram, and will weigh up to about 10 lbs.
     
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  7. bigshoes213

    bigshoes213 Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought mine at kitchen collection. it cost around 10 to 15 dollars and it weighes up to 10 lbs of course I use mine for cooking instead but it is the same principle. It is one of my favorite kitchen tools next to my kitchenaid and digital thermometer.

    The first one I bought was from walmart and it was terrible but it was not the digital kind that i bought there. It was not even remotely accurate. They do carry the digital scales too in the cooking section. Lots of soap making websites sell digital scales too. I agree that it looks to be too cheap to be true for online.

    You can place a small box or large bowl on the scale and zero the weight out and then place the bird in the box and get a really accurate weight this is how i weigh out my flour for my bread.
     
  8. LALASD4

    LALASD4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think that is use for small items like my coin scale. It would be tough to get your chicken to stand still on such of a small surface without moving.
     
  9. buildingmyark

    buildingmyark Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I purchased a inexpensive one off of ebay to weigh my eggs (to moniter weight loss/adjust humidity). It works fine for what I use for. I guess it just depends on how accurate a reading you are looking for.
     
  10. chillmiller

    chillmiller Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that scale would be fine..... if you where selling illegal drugs [​IMG]

    but no really for weighing anything birds or what have you i find my old tin postage scale (5 pounder) analog works great + it was free
     

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