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where do you get an egg scale?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by iluvsedward, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. iluvsedward

    iluvsedward Overrun With Chickens

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    Where would you get an egg scale?
    Thanks!
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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  3. pontoosuc

    pontoosuc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they also have some really cool older/antique scales on e-bay if you like that avenue.
     
  4. trunkman

    trunkman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 26, 2009
    Rock Hill SC
    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. [​IMG]
     
  5. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer

    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.
     
  6. HBuehler

    HBuehler Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2009
    Lebanon TN
    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 [​IMG]
     
  7. Mac in Wisco

    Mac in Wisco Antagonist

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    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:

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  8. iluvsedward

    iluvsedward Overrun With Chickens

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    I will look on ebay :)
     
  9. GardeNerd

    GardeNerd Chillin' With My Peeps

    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:
    per egg:
    Jumbo 2.5 ounces
    Ex. Large 2.25 ounces
    Large 2 ounces
    Medium 1.75 ounces
    Small 1.5 ounces
    Peewee 1.25 ounces
     
  10. patvetzal

    patvetzal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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..
     

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