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I'm coming from a 4H background (although I showed horses not chickens). Record keeping was always a big part of it. I would like to keep records of my flock once I get started this spring. I want to track feed expenses and shelter expenses, egg laying for each bird, any notes on behavior and health, and any other miscellaneous. I prefer an old fashioned paper and pencil approach, any idea where I can find a template similar to ones 4H might use... Or maybe I can get a 4H one? Or can anyone share maybe a few pictures of their pages to show how you organize your journal/record? I will only have a small flock of about 4 hens and I do not plan to do any breeding for the foreseeable future (can't have a rooster at my house per husband's and neighbors request). Thanks in advance!!
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I'm coming from a 4H background (although I showed horses not chickens). Record keeping was always a big part of it. I would like to keep records of my flock once I get started this spring. I want to track feed expenses and shelter expenses, egg laying for each bird, any notes on behavior and health, and any other miscellaneous. I prefer an old fashioned paper and pencil approach, any idea where I can find a template similar to ones 4H might use... Or maybe I can get a 4H one? Or can anyone share maybe a few pictures of their pages to show how you organize your journal/record? I will only have a small flock of about 4 hens and I do not plan to do any breeding for the foreseeable future (can't have a rooster at my house per husband's and neighbors request). Thanks in advance!!

I would think that your horse record keeping experience would transfer over pretty easily to chickens.....

.......but check with 4H they may have something.

 

I use a spread sheet, I kept track of building expenses, but don't factor it in to feed/egg sales as it's just too depressing.....haha.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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