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Can someone talk to me about record keeping?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Quail_Antwerp, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. Quail_Antwerp

    Quail_Antwerp [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Mrs

    Aug 16, 2008
    I need some advice on how to keep GOOD records on the birds I'm pairing, so I can keep track of what offspring came from what roo/hen pairing.

    I will have several different projects going this year, plus decided to get serious about improving what I already have.

    I figure leg bands are a start, with numbers on them, correct?

    I'd just like a few examples, please, of how others who are serious with their poultry projects keep clear, concise, and accurate records. [​IMG]

    Thank you!
  2. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009
    We use wing bands, Excel, and a backup notebook.

    Each chick gets a wing band put on at one week of age, the number on the band is then put into Excel and the backup notebook.


  3. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2009
    Sunny side up :)
    Im using Excel now too. x2 on the backup notebook plus I have it on a jump drive as well.
  4. Cjarvis

    Cjarvis Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2011
    I keep an excell spreadsheet, backed up on an external hardrive. I place a photo of each of teh breeder birds in one column. I toe punch the pens at hatch, band only the ones I want to keep after 16 weeks of age, record thier band number and note them as the keepers from each mating. If I have a mating with very few that are keepers I don't duplicate that one.
  5. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2011
    toe punch works well
  6. Quail_Antwerp

    Quail_Antwerp [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Mrs

    Aug 16, 2008
    Thank you for the suggestions!!

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