### Does anyone ever weigh a feather?

Well, the old adage about being as light as a feather may give you some insight

Learn more about the weight of feathers compared to other items in the following article

How much does a feather weigh? Compared to metal compared to brick Questions about par

## How much does a bird weigh?

In general, a feather weighs about 0000289 ounces or 00082 grams

Ornithologists who study birds also study their feathers

According to their research, the approximate measurement of feathers is based on their body weight

They use it as a balance between the body and the feather

Let’s look at a common example of a chicken

Its feathers make up about 74 grams or 33% of its total body weight

They have about 1000 to 25000 feathers

Research shows that the ostrich has the heaviest feathers compared to other birds

For a feather, the peacock tail is the heaviest

We can also use precious metals like gold to compare their measurements

To simplify the process, let’s use the “troy” system

If we take one kilogram of feathers, its weight is 454 grams

While in one pound of gold it is only 373 grams

That is why a feather is heavier than gold

The scale represents the equivalent amount between a pound of lead and a pound of feather

If we compare 100 pounds of steel and a feather, they weigh the same

Some people assume that steel is heavier than feathers

The responsibility and density of feathers can confuse people

Hundred pound feathers are larger and more resistant to the surrounding air

Thus, it gives more volume to the feathers

From the previous information, we understand that a pound of feathers is heavier than gold

### However, how many feathers are in a pound?

It has about 275-300 feathers

### Can we guess which one is heavier than a brick or a feather?

Therefore, 1 pound of feathers can equal 1 pound of bricks

Bricks and feathers have the same weight as explained in the previous paragraph

However, in terms of mass and density, we can assume that bricks are heavier than feathers

As mentioned earlier, feathers are lighter in the surrounding air

Questions about Feather

one feather weighs about 00082 grams

one feather weighs about 00082 grams

### How many feathers is one kilogram?

one feather weighs about 00082 grams, so there are 121,951 feathers in 1 kg

### Which is heavier, a kg of steel or feathers?

One kilogram of steel weighs more than 1 kilogram