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#1 Ellie2WJumper89

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Posted 11 March 2009 - 05:21 PM

I've always been an "eyeballer" when it comes to feeding hay, but with money getting a bit tight I'd like to make sure that I'm not overfeeding it unnecessarily. I would like to get a scale to weigh my hay. What kind of scale do you use for that? Do you use like a produce scale that hangs? Where would I get something like that?
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Posted 11 March 2009 - 06:31 PM

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You can go to any store that sells fishing supplies and get a fish scale if you do not have any other luck.

One that goes up to say, maybe 20 pounds?

The while you are at that same store, grab a canvas wood carrier. It should look like a long piece of canvas with a mesh handle at each end. Almost like a duffle bag with no sides. You can put your hay flakes in there, and hang the handles on the fish scale, which you can hang from just about anything..

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Posted 11 March 2009 - 06:51 PM

or...just get a digital scale. step on. weigh yourself. then grab hay, reweigh.

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Posted 11 March 2009 - 07:11 PM

Baby scales work great too. You can get them at Target or Walmart. The tray is perfect for setting your hay on to weigh it.

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Posted 11 March 2009 - 08:17 PM

I'll ditto the fish scale, mine's a 30-40# one, so you'll definitely get all your hay weighed. If you use a hay net just weigh in the net and then weigh the net separately..
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Posted 12 March 2009 - 07:53 AM

I go mine here: http://www.affordabl...e...&Ohaus_SD75

I think I have the SD75. I have it sitting on a upside down storage container and the readout mounted on the wall at eye level. Very easy to weigh, read, and quite accurate, though I think probably from the other suggestion you could likely get something cheaper.

I do like that it goes high enough that I can weigh a few full bales of hay from a new load and figure out how long that load will last me much more accurately. In this area they sell hay by the bale and weights vary from about 35-65 lbs. The hay sellers can rarely tell you, accurately, how much their bales weigh. rolleye0014.gif

Edited by ExtraHannah, 12 March 2009 - 08:16 AM.




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