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Do you keep track of how many eggs you get?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by trunkman, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. trunkman

    trunkman Songster

    Dec 26, 2009
    Rock Hill SC
    I'm wondering if I'm the only one who keeps track of how many eggs I get each day. I built my coop and introduced hens to it January of this year and have kept track of how many eggs I get every day and haven't missed a day since day one. Am I the only one who does this? [​IMG]

  2. Ruth Ann

    Ruth Ann Songster

    Apr 13, 2010
    South Carolina
    Well so far I have...my count is a big fat 0
    But when we do start getting them I am sure we will keep count.
  3. trunkman

    trunkman Songster

    Dec 26, 2009
    Rock Hill SC
    If you're like me you'll keep track and see how this week compared to last week, I've been doing it from day one! [​IMG]
  4. mgw

    mgw Songster

    May 29, 2010
    Eastern Wa.
    UHH ya, doesnt every body LOL.
  5. LeftAtAlbuquerque

    LeftAtAlbuquerque In the Brooder

    Thank you:) DH thought I was nuts when I put a spreadsheet on the fridge two days ago......... the day we found our first egg. He said it was my German heritage surfacing:lol:. So far I only have one hen laying, pretty soon I'll need to figure out who laid which egg:/
  6. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Songster

    Apr 22, 2009
    Northern Indiana
    My spreadsheet for my egg count has notes regarding the weather in regards to possible reasons for egg production fluctuations! Nobody can say we're NOT thorough! [​IMG]
  7. trunkman

    trunkman Songster

    Dec 26, 2009
    Rock Hill SC
    I have mature hens and pullets, I even keep track of how many eggs I get from each, Nahhh I'm not hooked!! [​IMG]

  8. Dora'smom

    Dora'smom Songster

    Dec 14, 2009
    I kept track for probably the first six months or so, then gave it up as we had more pressing matters. I put a huge star on the calendar when we got our first green egg, though. I may start tracking it again, though, as we have many more laying now.
  9. DaniLovesChickens

    DaniLovesChickens Songster

    Jul 18, 2010
    I keep track of how many eggs we get every day. I even break that down. I keep track of how many small eggs (from our yearlings), leghorn, ameraucana, bantam, and pullet. I then do an average for the week.

    At the end of the month I write down the total number and bantam total to get the total number of sellable eggs. [​IMG]

    My husband thinks I'm crazy. [​IMG] A lot of the stuff I've read acutally says you should keep track cuz then you can detect problems. I think it's kind of fun too. Our pullets just started laying last month and it was pretty cool to see that at the end of the month the 16 of them had laid over 250 eggs![​IMG]

    You know, sometimes it is nice just to come on here and to see that I'm not the only person that actually loves my chickens. I get so much joy out of taking care of them. I have a chronic illness that will also flare up and sometimes those girls are the only reason I get out of bed. It's nice to be needed and to see their happy faces every day![​IMG]
  10. 33yardbirds

    33yardbirds Songster

    Jun 15, 2010
    Southern New Jersey
    1 Mon, 1 Fri, 4 today(Sat), of course my wife does the egg math, I only do chicken math. I gave 7 birds away so that means I'll have to get 25 in the spring, maybe 50.
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2010

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