I'm making a free flock management system

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by TM Chickens, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. TM Chickens

    TM Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 3, 2008
    I'm making a record keeping / flock management software. It will be totally free and (hopefully) a part of BYC. What features would you like it to have? Thanks!
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2011
  2. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

    Feb 3, 2009
    Hope Mills, NC
    I would like something like that. What would be awesome, but probably difficult is like a dichotumus key for illnesses. So I didn't have to search through 2000 pages of google to find out the hen is broody/prolapse ect. Just a thought
  3. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

    Apr 19, 2009
    Fall Creek Falls TN
    I'd use it if I got a new computer- can't even update windows on this piece of junk [​IMG]
  4. Kerjack

    Kerjack Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2009
    Ontario, Canada
    I would be interested in using that.
  5. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2009
    South Africa
    That would be great, though no viruses
  6. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

    Apr 13, 2008
    Bowdon, GA
    Yup, I'd be interested..... Some of the features an inventory system for age of the poultry, birth dates, feed consumption, eggs laid on the average....cost of birds if bought or eggs,

    I'd love to pilot this but like happy Mountain it would need not to be tooo heavy on demands on the computer .
  7. TM Chickens

    TM Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 3, 2008
    Quote:Great idea! Something sort of like this? And then after all the questions this.
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2010
  8. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    I think it would be interesting if it had a way for breeders to keep track of which birds were mated with which (sort of like a genealogy) and to keep track of bird characteristics, etc.
  9. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    I would like be able to calculate profit (if any [​IMG] )

    Subtract my feed bill from egg sales and chicks/started bird sales
  10. heritagebirds

    heritagebirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Eastern Shore MD
    Sounds like a couple potential projects out there. I worked on a very simplistic bird management database at work, can be used for tracking bird's genealogy, but I didn't have a whole lot of time to develop it. I am planning to finish it for home use, as I will FINALLY be hatching some of my own heritage chickens this year.

    I could share when I'm done.

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