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Hen productivityRSS feed

Monday 3 March, 2014

by Rosemary Champion at 3:16pm in Poultry 3 comments Add your own

We record the number pf eggs we collect from each of our two henhouses each day. At the end of each month, I total it and, with reference to the number of days in the month and the number of hens in the house, I calculate productivity.

For February, the green house, with the remaining 27 of the 40 pullets that I bought in October is at 82%. The brown house, with 17 hens I bought POL April last year and 28 Black Rocks that I bought day-old in Spring 2011 ????, is at 47%. I suspect most of the production is coming from the 2013 birds :-)

Once the chookmobile is finished, the 28 Black Rocks are going in there, with the "Scratchers" and I'll combine the two batches from last year - leg rings ordered yesterday.

 

Comments

SallyintNorth

Monday 3 March, 2014 at 4:41pm

Just to say I really enjoy reading your diary entries - thank you!

KevinH

Sunday 9 March, 2014 at 10:35am

Hi Rosemary,

I also keep a record of the eggs that my chickens produce and work out the average as a rolling spreadsheet created in Microsoft Excel. It is nothing special, but lets me monitor how they are doing. I only have 3 Ex-batts (Had 4 but one died last year) and it has been nice to see how they have improved over the last 18 months from the condition they were in on arrival and now that they are able to free range. If you would like a copy, I am more than willing to email it to you. It calculates number of eggs by number of days, giving the average per day, with a bar chart for quick viewing. I'm certain it could be set to calculate monthly, with a little research.

When I can afford to get another/larger house, I will look to increase my numbers a little.

liam

Wednesday 23 July, 2014 at 12:48pm

hi I am new to all this I am trying to locate some meat chickens

chicks or hatching eggs

I live in kent can anyone please help me

many thanks

liam

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