Egg Record Keeping

Egg record keeping is an important part of keeping and raising poultry.

It is important to keep a record of the following information:

  • How many eggs laid.
  • When laid – time of day if known and time of year starts and ends so can work out the laying season.
  • Where laid. 

Keeping a note of when eggs are laid and how many are laid is important to tracking patterns in egg laying and helps to identify problems with your poultry such as health or age. Poultry can stop laying and if you know the dates that this occurs it allows you to track any changes that may have occured such as change in feed, weather, housing, lighting or the introduction of new birds which may all effect the egg laying of poultry.