|04-05-2008, 04:18 PM|
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Western MA
kingpin, I just returned from a clinic and the importance of weighing hay was stressed. I weigh our boys' hay, but we only have two so it's not a huge deal. I've been using a baby scale that was mine when I was an infant (100 years ago) , and would like to find an easier type.
|04-05-2008, 06:21 PM|
Join Date: Apr 2006
I just got a catalog from them: www.FarmTek.com I haven't looked to see if there are scales advertised. I go by how it feels in my arms (probably not the best way), but after a while you kinda get the feel.
Peace!! I wish the people of the world could get along as well as the animals in my backyard.
|04-05-2008, 06:30 PM|
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: north carolina
I use a scale for fish. The type fishermen use to weigh the fish at the pond or on the beach. It cost about $7 at Walmart. I've had mine for about 5 years. works great! I put the hay in a big bag and then weigh the bag.
Hope this helps
|04-05-2008, 07:22 PM|
I have a scale I bought at an antique store. It's metal, has a big dial on the front, goes up to 30 lbs and I use it to weigh the flakes. I found out that my hay runs about 3 lbs a flake consistently +/- a few ounces. I paid $15 for it.
-I'll Take A Cold One. Make It A Draft!
Sunshine~10 yo Belgian Mare
Angel~7 yo Spotted Draft Mare
|04-07-2008, 09:15 AM|
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Out with the Herd!
A large hanging fish scale will work just as well. Just tie a hay string around the amount you want to way and then hang it on the hook at the bottom of the scale.
Any tractor supply or ag store should carry those.
"One must be a god to be able to tell successes from failures without making a mistake".
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