Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
I've fed by weight for over 20 years. In my feed room I have a scale hanging above my feed bin that is set for "0" with a bucket hanging on the hook. I just use my scoop and add feed up to the weight that I want each particular horse to have.
If you are feeding just one or two horses, you can bring any scale to the barn, measure out the feed to the weight you want to give the horse then put a mark on the scoop corresponding to the volume that the feed represents. As long as you tap the bottom of the scoop each time you fill it so that the feed compacts, and you use the same feed each time, you should be fine.
(The hanging scale works better and is simpler. I'll take a picture of my setup latter today)
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