record book templates?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by littlelune810, Nov 6, 2015.

  1. littlelune810

    littlelune810 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 6, 2015
    Washington State
    I'm coming from a 4H background (although I showed horses not chickens). Record keeping was always a big part of it. I would like to keep records of my flock once I get started this spring. I want to track feed expenses and shelter expenses, egg laying for each bird, any notes on behavior and health, and any other miscellaneous. I prefer an old fashioned paper and pencil approach, any idea where I can find a template similar to ones 4H might use... Or maybe I can get a 4H one? Or can anyone share maybe a few pictures of their pages to show how you organize your journal/record? I will only have a small flock of about 4 hens and I do not plan to do any breeding for the foreseeable future (can't have a rooster at my house per husband's and neighbors request). Thanks in advance!!
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    I would think that your horse record keeping experience would transfer over pretty easily to chickens.....
    .......but check with 4H they may have something.

    I use a spread sheet, I kept track of building expenses, but don't factor it in to feed/egg sales as it's just too depressing.....haha.

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