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record keeping

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by joe17, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. joe17

    joe17 Songster

    Nov 25, 2009
    I will breed silkies in the future and want to know how you keep and write down records. I was thinking about using a book for each of my pens. I only have two breeding pens though and a grow out pen. Do you put pictures of your breeding stock and chicks in your journal?
  2. I have a binder that I use to keep records. I record each birds hatch date, mothers bands, fathers bands, color, breeder, the birds wing and leg bands, notes about the bird as it grows, etc. I keep my buffs in one section and the new bbs silkies will have their own section.
  3. cochinman2005

    cochinman2005 Songster

    Sep 19, 2008
    Excel spreadsheets. I track each by breed/variety/pen number, and I also have separate tabs that identify which birds are used for which breeding pen.

    For instance:
    Black Cochins
    Pen # Sire Dam
    1 09122 08403

    Where 09122 equates to band #122 hatched in 2009 and 08403 equates to band #403 hatched in 2008.

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