Record Keeping

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by audiomilk, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. audiomilk

    audiomilk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Just curious, what types of things do backyard poultry raisers keep record of and for what purpose? I'm new to this and am a man of numbers and success, so anything I can do to have great success and enjoyment of these fine feathered creatures would be done and tracked. Thank you in advance
     
  2. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Number of chickens
    Breeds
    Ages
    New Hatches
    # of bags of feed purchased
    Cost of feed
    Number of eggs layed
    Number of eggs sold
    Number of birds sold
    Deaths (if any)
    Any injuries and plan of action
    # of birds used for meat
    List of medications and cost
    Print outs of what to do for injuries/illnesses
     
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  3. The Lazy L

    The Lazy L Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Feed cost
    How many eggs.
    Dollar amount sold.
     
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  4. dirtsaver

    dirtsaver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Since we have our chickens as much for pleasure as for eggs we keep it fairly simple. Following my Grandpas lead,I use a calander with squares large enough to make notes in for each day. We record each days egg numbers,when we get new chicks or sell chickens,worming or other medications,any major event like a fox or hawk attack,when we get first pullet eggs from a new brood of chicks,things like that.

    I store each calender away after New Years so we can pull them out when needed to compare notes from different months.

    If we recorded all the feed and expenses it would only depress us[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  5. Peggy-Sue

    Peggy-Sue Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    I'm thinking about not recording it as well. You are right. VERY depressing.
     
  7. Sally8

    Sally8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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  9. Peggy-Sue

    Peggy-Sue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sadly yes! We want more so badly we could probably have up to 8... hahah we have 10 marans in the incubator now soooo.... [​IMG]
     
  10. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Great tracker for a small flock.
     

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