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I have a startup flock of 8 laying hens (had a few hens a couple years ago but other than that) and I'm new to the hobby. does anyone keep any type of journal on thier backyard flock; and if so what type of data do you capture? (weight, molts, laying, health issues, brooding, treats, etc..?) I keep one for my garden so I know what did well.....One when breeding Lab pups......One on my perrenials... (yea I'm a bit picky)
Getting into chickens now so I'm curious as to what (if anything) is retained in journals?

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1-BR, 2-BSL, 2-BO, 3-BA...Yellow Lab Emily, 3 male cats,and  a crazy Cockatiel
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.....it all rolls into one; ...and nothing comes for free.....
1-BR, 2-BSL, 2-BO, 3-BA...Yellow Lab Emily, 3 male cats,and  a crazy Cockatiel
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post #2 of 13

I keep a calendar in which I record how many eggs from which breeds and the weather stats every day.  It's fun to add up the weeks total eggs or even the months' total.

post #3 of 13

I don't, but I caught one of my hens hiding a small book and a sparkly gel pen under the bedding the other day...

wink

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I keep a chicken jounal! If a broody hen starts setting  then I count up to see when they will hatch or if my chickens do something funny then I write it down! And I have a list of treats and breeds I want and things of that sort! I have my own littl chicken book just for my chickies!

Breeding:

 

 

~ Seramas ~ Bantam Splash Cochins ~ LF Coronation & Light Sussex ~

 

~ White & Colored Sebastopols ~ American Buffs

 

~Buff Orpington Ducks ~ Muscovys ~ Calls

 

~ Peafowl ~

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Breeding:

 

 

~ Seramas ~ Bantam Splash Cochins ~ LF Coronation & Light Sussex ~

 

~ White & Colored Sebastopols ~ American Buffs

 

~Buff Orpington Ducks ~ Muscovys ~ Calls

 

~ Peafowl ~

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post #5 of 13

I have a hatch record book I made. It pretty cool as it is digital and offers 3d page turn. You open it up on your computer and write in the book. I added stuff like candling tips and how long it takes.
In the main records I have set # which pen, rooster, humidity, incubator temp, room temp, pretty much everything that is needed to keep when hatching. If anyone wants one just contact me and I will give details. I don't want to do it here so I don't get in trouble.

He felt with the force of a revelation that to throw up the clods of earth manfully is as beneficent as to revolutionize the world. It was not the matter of the work, but the mind that went into it, that counted -- and the man who was not content to do small things well would leave great things undone. - Ellen Glasgow 1874-1945, American Novelist
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He felt with the force of a revelation that to throw up the clods of earth manfully is as beneficent as to revolutionize the world. It was not the matter of the work, but the mind that went into it, that counted -- and the man who was not content to do small things well would leave great things undone. - Ellen Glasgow 1874-1945, American Novelist
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post #6 of 13

I keep a chicken journal.  (also keep a garden journal and a personal journal)
It started with a calendar to track weekly brooder temps, bedding changes and treats. 
Now it's a book where I keep the detailed egg log and general observations about the chickens.  It's fun to look at the trends in the egg data.
I record the chickens' weight every few mos. to make sure everyone's gaining weight at a reasonable pace.

1 Darling Domestic Partner, 2 Easter Eggers, 1 Speckled Sussex, and 1 Blue Wyandotte


"It's not havin' what you want, it's wantin' what you've got...."

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1 Darling Domestic Partner, 2 Easter Eggers, 1 Speckled Sussex, and 1 Blue Wyandotte


"It's not havin' what you want, it's wantin' what you've got...."

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post #7 of 13

I keep a journal, its really just a record of eggs per day sales and expenditure.  Plus any thing I feel I should write in, like when I intorduce new chicks, any problems etc, so I can look back and if need be do it differently next time.

Janet Gregory - Patchakan, Belize
Working hard on my Lil' Patch o' Kan
Mum to 3 dogs, 3 cats, 2 sheep, 4 goats and 4 chickens
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Janet Gregory - Patchakan, Belize
Working hard on my Lil' Patch o' Kan
Mum to 3 dogs, 3 cats, 2 sheep, 4 goats and 4 chickens
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post #8 of 13

I keep track of the number of eggs, the size and their color, as well as costs and profits.

Proud Member of the Mesa Chicken Lobby!
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post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by Uzuri 

I don't, but I caught one of my hens hiding a small book and a sparkly gel pen under the bedding the other day...

wink


yuckyuck

hehehe  mine too!!

I'm a beginner have pitty on me
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I'm a beginner have pitty on me
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post #10 of 13

I used to keep a very detailed one.

Now, I just keep a weekly planner that I write everything in. I keep up with rabbit breeding and chicken hatching, pig, dog, sheep and goat due dates.

Jean

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