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Chicken Log

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by dragonshiner, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. dragonshiner

    dragonshiner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone else keep a "chicken log"? I started keeping track of egg production and general coop behavior on a daily basis. I started about 3 weeks ago. When I tell people that I've been keeping a chicken log I get laughed at even by my own fiancee. However since I've been keeping the log I was able to notice a dip in egg production and narrow it down to specifically what chickens weren't laying anymore and after investigating it stumbled across a whole egg eating scenario. (It was kind of like a chicken Law and Order complete with plot twists.) So I'm grateful for keeping track of things. What about you?
     
  2. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's good business sense too. I do it to figure out if my egg-sales are paying for their feed.
     
  3. Alexis

    Alexis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nothing silly about keeping track of your "business"! I like the whole Chick'n Law & Order thing... LOL!!

    I keep a mental log. How many eggs, who laid and who didn't...
    I should write it down though!
     
  4. KingsCalls

    KingsCalls Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2007
    New Market,Tn.
    My wife started doing this a few weeks ago and at first, I thought she was crazy. Now (thanks to her) I know which hens are laying or not laying, which eggs are fertile & which eggs from what pair have a hard time hatching in the bator. I figured something out .....
    she aint crazy after all ! LOL
     

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