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.
- Swipe left/right to switch between bulk and per bird collection modes
- Added band color for birds
- Added egg count for birds
- Flock can now be sorted by: name, breed, egg count, or hatch date
- Harvest date will now only reset to current when you've been away for more than 10 minutes
- Added additional date ranges to finance statistics
- Harvest graph can now be grouped by bird type and egg color
- Purchased and Sold events now appear in both the Journal and the bird's history
- Added custom life events
- A long press on a bird picture will let it be set as the primary picture and thumbnail
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Almost Everything I Need
I love all the features of this. It’s almost everything I’m looking for and it’s completely usable as is. I only have two suggestions:
Other Breeds: I can leave the breed blank and put the type in the notes but it would be nice to have a way to manually add a breed that is not in the list. Examples: Icelandic, Hedemora, Swedish Flower Hen, Favacauna.
Color sub-type: again I can put this in the notes but after selecting breed it would be nice to have another field for color or type variant. Example: Mayans; Black Copper, Cuckoo or Wyandotte; Gold laced, red laced. Again with a manually update-able other if this field I’d driven by selectable lists.
Developer Response ,
Hello, it is possible to add any breeds that you would like, by using the “+” button on the breed list. With regards to breed colors, I would like to know more how you want to use that information, to determine the best way to add it. Do you want to keep them separate in other parts of the app, for example? It is possible to make “Gold Laced Wyandotte” breed and a separate “Silver Laced Wyandotte” breed, but they would appear in different places in the flock list when sorting by breed. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can discuss your ideas further.
I wish I had found this app a long time ago, but wish there were additional features
I just downloaded this app yesterday and updated the last 6 months of egg collection and sales, there are some features I wish were available, like a running tally sheet for how many eggs I should have after sales and such. Also wish there was a category for guineas.
There are other things but overall it’s a great app for seeing how many eggs you collect and how much you make in sales.
Developer Response ,
Hello, thank you for the kind review! We are interested in your ideas for new features! We'd like to ask you some questions about how you would like it to work. Could you send me an email at email@example.com and we can discuss?
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!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.