Egg Journals. What info do you record and what do you do with it?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Redangler, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. Redangler

    Redangler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First time Chicken owner who has 10 hens but only one is currently laying. Since she started laying I have been keeping records of how many eggs are being laid each day. I have also weighed each egg and recorded the weights as well. My main purpose is to see the growth of the eggs as they start laying and keeping a record of many eggs we are getting for each day, month and year. I hope to be able to tell which breeds are producing better. I would also like to know individual hens laying activity but I know this would be hard to monitor. I was wondering if anyone else is doing a similar records book and what they are using this for?
     
  2. Redangler

    Redangler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone else keep an egg journal?
     
  3. vstoltzfus

    vstoltzfus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I keep a journal, but my purpose is different than yours. I want to make sure I'm making enough money to pay for the cost of the feed, and any other costs. I use a calendar. I write down how many eggs I get, how many I sell, and the cost of my feed and other items. I'm just trying to make sure the price of my eggs is paying for my hobby.
     
  4. Schrebergaertner

    Schrebergaertner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put one together about 2 years into our chicken adventure. I did it mostly to be able to keep track of which chickens were from which batch, how old, molts, how well they're producingn, etc.
     
  5. ricsike62

    ricsike62 New Egg

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    I started keeping a journal from the beginning of the year, just for curiosity. I enter the number of eggs collected during the day onto an excel spreadsheet - that calculates monthly and yearly (thinking ahead) totals. Yes, I have FAR too much time on my hands...

    As of yesterday I average exactly two eggs per day from 6 hens (we are right in the middle of winter with heavy snowfall).

    Ricsike
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2013
  6. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    x2 except I make enough money for extra's and even enough to pocket some. So my hobby is making money so it's great.
     

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