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 Reviews
...the photo feature in the Flock section is driving me nuts! I like to take photos of my girls regularly but when I try change to a new photo the app won’t let me. While the page is open the new photo shows but when I close it then the photo in the flock list reverts to the original photo. I have to delete the flock member and redo their profile in order to give them a new pic. Could you put a “save” button on individual pages so that a new profile pic will stay? Thanks. NEVERMIND: I just read the app support section about holding the photo - looooove it!!!
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!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.