One day, I did the unthinkable; I updated my wife's phone and her favorite egg tracking app stopped working. Worse, it looked like the developer wasn't planning on updating it. So, what else could I do but build her a replacement.
Along the way, we added some features that we think that people raising chickens (and other poultry) might find useful.
There are three parts to the app:
The "Harvest" tab is designed to be used on a daily basis when you go out and find the latest batch of eggs waiting for you to collect. Sometimes environmental factors such as light or stress can affect egg production. By tracking the egg counts, you can watch for these trends.
The "Flock" tab is for keeping tabs on the members of your flock. If you're like us, sometimes it's hard to keep track of who's who in the coop, so adding a picture and a name goes a long way. For the breeders out there, we added a family tree graph. We haven't done this ourselves yet, so any feedback is welcome.
The "Finances" tab gives you the ability to see (if you want to) just how much your feathered friends are costing you in feed and other expenses. Or, if you sell your eggs or meat, how much money they are making you.
- It is now possible to harvest eggs by type of bird, i.e. chicken, duck, quail, etc
- You can now assign an egg color to hens, rather than just color options for the breed
- Added Guineafowl by request
- Also heard from someone who likes to track eggs on a hen by hen basis. There is now an option to turn this feature on in Settings -> Mother Hen
- Planning on incorporating the different bird types into the graph, but in a future release, once I sort out the details. So, for now, just know that it is coming
Ratings and Reviews
Easy to use
I love this app. Super easy to use and track everything! I also really like that I can track different egg colors. I have 4 breeds and it’s great to see the difference. The only thing that would put this app at 5 stars for me would be graphs. I would love to be able to see my egg production in a graph format instead of just a list I have to add up myself for the different colors or go to the finances page to see the overall current total. Overall a good app.
Update: if you turn your devise sideways you can see a graph! I did not know about this in my initial review. Yay!
Best I have found
Intuitive, not full of bugs, and detailed. I wish I had found it sooner. I love that you can have more than one picture for one flock member. Is there a way to choose which photo is the master for a flock member?
Notes: when adding hatch date to a flock member, if you check the x it crashes. That is the only bug I have found.
I would love a spot to note where a bird is located. Like coop or breeding pen number to track birds. Also band number/color.
Hatching Eggs as an expense.
I love that you seem to truly desire to take advice and requests. Thank you!
I downloaded this app. I paid for it. I got a black page with dates at the bottom, that scroll. That's all there is. Where is the app I paid for?
I finally found and read the information about all the testing and about turning my iPad to a different orientation. It works! I feel stupid! I love this app and only wish I had known that I needed a vertical orientation to use it. I lost a lot of time that I could have been recording my flock information.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.