Where to find gram scale?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by blaundee, Nov 6, 2010.

  1. blaundee

    blaundee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 3, 2009
    I need to buy a gram scale and a candler, and would prefer to order them both from the same place for convenience. However, I'm having trouble finding a place that has BOTH... [​IMG]
  2. speedy2020

    speedy2020 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2010
    Quote:I purchased the US Postal one for $19.99. It is in oz/lb. There are plenty of free software that you can do the conversion. If you have Excel or Open Office, you can create the sheet to do the calculation yourself. It is very easy.

    As for candler, you can buy LED flash light. I used the fluorescent with what I have around the house. You can see the photo here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=413414&p=3

    bright light source will do the job. The reason I choose fluorescent light because low heat. If you light source too hot, will kill the develop chick.

    Good luck!
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2010
  3. Seeing Silkies

    Seeing Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 12, 2010
    Columbia TN
    I got a gram scale off of ebay for around 7.00 & for a candle light, I use the light that is on my video cam, its small yet very bright. I also use it in a dark room when i do it.
  4. Rozzie

    Rozzie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    They sell gram scales at a lot of gas stations. Sometimes they even have three or four choices.

    Oh, and don't leave it sitting in plain sight in your car. It might qualify as enough cause for you to end up with your car (and body) being searched...

    Edited to clarify: No. I do not own a scale for any nefarious or illegal purpose.
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2010
  5. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    Kitchen stores like Bed, Bath and Beyond carry them. Or at least used to when we bought ours a few years back.

    edited to add: Smoke shops (like the ones that sell cigarettes) carry them as well.
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2010

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