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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by iluvsedward, Dec 18, 2010.
Where would you get an egg scale?
Eggcartons.com sells them:
As do several other BYC sponsors.
they also have some really cool older/antique scales on e-bay if you like that avenue.
Quote:I prefer the ebay route myself, that's where my wife found mine, it's an antique and quite pricey but I think they are worth it. On the other hand the new ones might be more accurate.
I weigh my eggs on an electronic digital kitchen food scale that has the ability to weigh in both grams and ounces. I weigh them in ounces. I bought the scale 3 years ago on e-bay for $10. I think they're about $14 now for the same one. I use it for everything.
Of course, I'm not weighing eggs to sell or anything like that. We consume all our eggs or share them with family & friends, but that's it. We only get about a dozen eggs a week from our 2 girls that lay (4 freeloaders)... Bertha consistently lays her eggs between 1.9 and 2 ounces, and Lola's eggs have been consistently 2.2 ounces with the occasional 2.3 ouncer.
We also use a kitchen digital scale but prefer to use grams.We do sell our eggs so need to know how much they weigh.I personally don't see the need to buy a pricey scale that won't work any better than a cheap one...mine has been tested and accurate that's all I care about
I use one of these. They are commonly found on the internet shopping sites or E-Bay for around $25. It's a Salter 1250:
I will look on ebay
I wanted an egg scale when I first got chickens because they were neat, but I could not justify the expensive for something so specialized. Therefore, I have always used a digital kitchen scale like HHandbasket and HBuehler. My husband bought at Bed Bath and Beyond four years ago as a gift for me.
To use, I set an egg cup on the digital scale and zero it out. Then I set the egg in the cup to weigh.
The sizes for each are:
Jumbo 2.5 ounces
Ex. Large 2.25 ounces
Large 2 ounces
Medium 1.75 ounces
Small 1.5 ounces
Peewee 1.25 ounces
My wife just got an older balance beam egg scale for Christmas. It reads in ozs/dozen, from 16 to 30, but most of our eggs are off scale (+30). Looks cool on the windowsill though..