Who keeps egg-count?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by trunkman, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. trunkman

    trunkman Songster

    Dec 26, 2009
    Rock Hill SC
    Just wondering if there are many of you who keep track of how many eggs you get each day or week to week. I've been keeping track since day one. [​IMG]
  2. Tony K T

    Tony K T Crowing 10 Years

    Jul 28, 2008
    New Hampshire
    I've kept track of eggs laid,what day the first egg was laid every year,birds bought and from who,sold to who,died and at the end of the year what birds are in my possesion,since 1999.
    I raise pheasants and quial,very few chickens,so it's a little easier for me.I started do this since I hold a propergation permit from the state and they ask.
    What I find interesting is most of my birds lay their first egg within 3 days from the previous year.
    In N.H.,Tony.
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member 9 Years

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Since I dont have that many hens, I mentally keep track which ones are laying and which ones arnt.
  4. Rafter 7 Paint Horses

    Rafter 7 Paint Horses Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    East Texas
    I used to, until DH got the grand-kids started on gathering eggs.

    They never know what eggs came from what pen, don't always remember to go to every pen to get eggs, if a hen growls at them they don't get the eggs from under her, never remember how many were cracked (Grandpa said to throw those at the trees in the woods behind the big chicken pen)... so I get what they bring in several times a day, and I go out every evening to gather what is left.

    The kids love doing it, so I don't complain about it to them!

  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Free Ranging Staff Member Premium Member 9 Years

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Yep, got myself a fancy excel spreadsheet. I also keep track of hatch dates, and keep notes on molting, worming, etc.

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