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Thread Starter 
I am new to Backyard Chickens and raising chickens as a whole and I been studying and researching and etc. But I would really like a way to be organized through the time I have my flock. I'd like to make it a long time thing such as selling eggs and raising and selling for meat and etc.for a few years and Kind of making this a side job/Hobby. My main question is if anyone has a very good checklist or organizer layout for there chickens. I have found alot on breeding and stuff and I would like that to be included but I need more then just that such as how many eggs each hen lays and keep track of weight and which times my hens are broody and just a very good organization list to keep track of everything that goes on in my flock if you know what I mean. Also if you have any other things that I should incorporate into my checklist on what I should keep track of. Thanks smile.png
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This may be what you're looking for.  http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/124260/excel-spreadsheet-for-tracking-expenses-and-income-from-chickens

post #3 of 6
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That is perfect I really liked the spreadsheet. Really gives me alot of ideas and I may use that one. I really appreciate it azygous! Does anyone else have more ideas or spreadsheet they have seen?
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I made my own spreadsheet....the ones offered weren't quite what I wanted and were too complicated for my limited excel knowledge to modify them. Being able to modify my own was nice as I changed/dded what I wanted to track.

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."

Reply
post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
Arrt. What all did you incorporate into your spread sheet and what are good ideas to make sure I have in a spread sheet or any ideas that you should of tracked before that you didn't think of in the beginning?
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Mostly I just keep track of daily laying numbers, using when I buy a new bag of feed as a time period with totals for those periods as well as annual and weekly totals stuck in there.

 

Egg sales are the next sheet and total sales linked to the first sheet to give me cost of producing eggs and if sales covered it.

 

Copy and paste these cells down for each new feed bag period.

 

 

Many(+20) other sheets with lists, notes, hatching, cost info.

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."

Reply

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."

Reply
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