# How many feathers will you need to make a ton?

• True Blue
1 month ago

I would venture a guess that there are about 2000 feathers per ounce, giving a figure of about 32,000 feathers in 1 lb.

If this estimate is correct, that would mean about 64 million feathers in a ton. Why do you ask?

• Mark
1 month ago

Depends on the type of bird the feather came from, and if it is a metric ton, short ton or long ton

• Robert S
6 days ago

Since the question does not include they type off feather, and since feathers are not uniform anyway, you would need to average the weight of all feathers to have a standard to work from.

• Carol N
1 month ago

OK…..a comparison…….

One metric ton of either feathers or bricks will have an identical mass of 1,000 kilograms (one metric ton). However, a metric ton of feathers will occupy a volume of almost 400 million cm3(about the size of four tractor trailer trucks), while a metric ton of bricks will occupy only one-half million cm3 (about the size of a large-screen TV). The bricks are denser than the feathers because their mass is packed into a smaller volume. This relationship between the mass and volume of a substance is what defines the physical property of density:

Density = Mass/Volume

Density is an intensive property of matter that is defined as the ratio of an object’s mass to its volume. Mass is the amount of matter contained in an object and is commonly measured in units of grams (g). Volume is the amount of space taken up by a quantity of matter and is commonly expressed in cubic centimeters (cm3) or in milliliters (ml) (1cm3 = 1 ml). Therefore, common units used to express density are grams per milliliters (g/ml) and grams per cubic centimeter (g/cm3).

In other words……..a ton is a ton is a ton no matter what the object is. A ton of feathers would take up more space than a ton of bricks.

• Imani
1 month ago

I’d say.. about a ton of feathers outta do it.

• seamusbear
1 month ago

If it’s an average chiken you’ll need 43 thousand feathers, give or take 500.

• jdmack102
1 month ago

2000 lbs worth

• AMG83
1 month ago

a ton

• the_immortal89
1 month ago

• big pup in a small bath
1 month ago

weigh an appreciable amount – say between 50 and 100 and work it out that way