What Is The Best Scale?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Faerytalefarm, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. Faerytalefarm

    Faerytalefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2011
    I'm thinking I might try weighing this next batch of eggs I'm hatching. Does anyone have any suggestions for the most accurate scale?
     
  2. reereechickens

    reereechickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got a digital one from Amazon. Make sure you can convert it to grams which is easier for hatching eggs. Mine was $15.00+shipping.
     
  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I use a kitchen digital scale that weighs in both grams and ounces. I tested it with a true weight and it was right on.
     
  4. rarely bored

    rarely bored Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can look at postal scales too, and I agree, find one which does grams as well as ounces.
     
  5. eggdd

    eggdd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:which one did you get?
     
  6. eggdd

    eggdd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:which one did you get?
     
  7. Faerytalefarm

    Faerytalefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2011
    Thank you everyone!
     
  8. reereechickens

    reereechickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This one:
    http://www.amazon.com/Weighmax-Digi...P4/ref=sr_1_22?ie=UTF8&qid=1321188402&sr=8-22

    This is one sort of like what I have. The $25 one is more accurate, but this one does ok. On day 17 or 18 I usually need to lose 2 grams for lockdown but I don't sweat it. Day 17 or 18 I raise my humid to 50-55%. When my eggs really dip down in their air cells that is when I raise the humid to 60-70 or ext. pip usually day 19. I have been adding my hatching hints on my BYC page.
     
  9. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just about any old cheap digital kitchen scale will do as long as it weighs in grams. It doesn't even need to be particularly accurate as long as it's consistent, as you're going to be checking your egg for percentage weight loss, not true weight. And it only really needs to weigh up to 100g, unless you're planning on weighing ostrich or rhea eggs at some point. One of those small pocket scales that you see street corner drug dealers in movies using would probably be suitable.

    I bought the cheapest plastic digital scale I found in my local supermarket, and it does the job just fine.
     
  10. cmom

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