I'm a bit of a data nerd, which means we keep all kinds of records on our chickens. But the most important piece of data collection that I think everyone should put into practice is recording egg production.
Okay, but why?
Well, not only will keeping track of egg production give you historical trends but also make sure you catch any problems (like suddenly going down an egg because you have an egg bound hen or a predator getting the coop and eating the eggs!)
You'll have a good indicator of when molt is coming on, as many chicken breeds will stop laying right before they drop their feathers.
And my favorite part?
You can figure out exactly how far your feed costs stretch and how much every single egg in your basket costs you, which is so important if you want to sell your eggs! (It's amazing to me the number of people I see selling their eggs for a loss, which means they are basically PAYING PEOPLE to take their eggs... What!)
About the Egg Production Record
With this printable worksheet, you can track the number of eggs collected from a flock (or specific coop or pen), by egg color, as well as tracking when hens are broody or molting, and if there are any broken eggs popping up in the nesting boxes. The bottom of the record sheet has a line to total the month's production and an area to note the production percentage, from there you can calculate your feed costs per egg.
This is a digital PDF file that you will immediately gain access to after purchasing. You can print it as many times as you'd like, and use it forever. Nothing will be mailed to you.
This digital PDF file is one (1) page that is standard letter size, 8.5" x 11", for home printing. This digital PDF file is for personal use only - please do not distribute, share, or give away this file.