I know people who keep track of their hens’ eggs on Excel spreadsheets. That’s too complicated for me. Others keep a chalkboard in the coop. I find that too easy to erase by mistake (spoken from experience.) Some people don’t keep a record at all, and I confess that there are years when I’ve not bothered to. But, I find that tallying the egg count over the course of the month, and then adding it up over the year, gives me a great sense of accomplishment (even when it’s the hens doing the work!) Besides, record keeping helps me to be a better animal caregiver. One can learn a lot from past behavior, and spot issues early on. In any event, I’ve finally found the easiest way to keep track of my hens’ eggs. I use a chart put out by a feed company around 1915. Click on the image below to get a PDF for you to print out. Feel free to share with other hen keepers.
The Vintage Hen
Love chickens? Love vintage? Combine the two and that’s what you’ll find here. You might also find quirky, crafty, retro and recipes. And maybe something fun with a rabbit on it. Or a goat. It’s that sort of blog.
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