record keeping methods?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Cluckatar, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. Cluckatar

    Cluckatar In the Brooder

    Apr 12, 2009
    Does anyone keep records on egg laying, size of egg etc.? And if you do... what methods work best? I'm kind of looking around for some sort of on-line chart or spreadsheet or by hand method where I could record number and color of eggs I gather each day, and then chart them up later. Might be a fun Girl Scout project to look at how many eggs we get over a year for instance. Thanks for any ideas [​IMG]
  2. redstars

    redstars Songster

    Mar 15, 2009
    south dartmouth ma
    I simply have a calendar hanging in the coop that I write on every day.
    I was looking for one with roos, I figured the girls would like it but had to settle for a plain one.
  3. Scoop

    Scoop Songster

    Jan 16, 2009
    Central PA
    I also have a calender that I use but I've never done it on a regular basis.

    The previous owners of our place had a neat spreadsheet (this was before computers). They collected morning, noon, p.m, and then 1 more time. Some or the daily totals are between 68 - 75 eggs. Then there are columns for birds removed, lbs mash, lbs pellets, lbs scratch. They didn't fill that in. I wish I could copy this to show everyone but I can't get my scanner installed on my computer. There is also a summary column in the one corner - avg # birds, avg daily eggs, % production (avg # eggs divided by avg # chickens), pounds of feed per dozen eggs (total feed used divided by total dozen eggs), and feed cost per doz eggs ( lbs feed per dozen eggs X feed cost per lb) These eggs were collected 3 - 4 times a day from the 3rd floor of a barn! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2009
  4. TennesseeTruly

    TennesseeTruly Songster

    Mar 5, 2009
    Church Hill, TN
    Quote:I'm making a calender with pics of my own chickens. There's all kinds of really inexpensive software out there ($10 usually) that shows you how to make your own calenders out of your own photos.

    The hard part is deciding which chicken to use for what month for me. LOL

  5. briteday

    briteday Songster

    Dec 16, 2008
    Northern NV
    There's a fantastic spreadsheet for free offered by a member (raizin) right here on BYC. It does all of the things you mentioned.
  6. Puck-Puck

    Puck-Puck Songster

    I'm a pencil-and-paper sort of person, myself. I have a dayplanner/engagement book which has a month-at-a-glance page. This is where I keep a tally of how many eggs from which coop, and how often I open a new feed bag for which coop. Just to see if they're keeping up with the rent. [​IMG]
  7. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    Quote:This is exactly what I was getting ready to mention! I'll see if I can find the thread for you. [​IMG]
  8. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008

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