Last night I wanted to make a graphic showing the egg numbers over the last couple of months. You know, because I’ve been so behind with the numbers. I thought it’d be an easy way to go. Well… I use Excel a great deal, but I don’t ever make charts from the data… so this took me all evening. I input data from the last 60 days, but when I made the chart there was just too much data for you to see what was going on, unless the chart was HUGE. Then I just had to play around with things until I could get something that would translate into a graphic and be easily readable. Consequently, here we are on a Friday finishing a post that started last night. I hope you’re not disappointed.
Are you ready? Here are the egg numbers over the last 30 days. In graphic form, so to speak.
So what do you think? These are our totals for the last 30 days or so. I know it’s a little small, so I’ll let you know what the color legend says. Starting from top to bottom: Grey-blue line represents the total eggs each day; Purple represents the Oldies/Easter Eggers/ Cuckoo Morans/Austra-Whites etc. – basically all those in the big coop plus Flat-Tops two hens; Dark Turquoise are the RCW chickens (Sue calls them Layers, or Vicente’s Bunch); Gold represents Renata’s Hens; Green is for the Banty Hens; Maroon is for the Ducks; and Dark blue are the Goose eggs. If it’s a flat line, like the Goose Eggs or Renatas’s are for the most of the time, it means zero eggs. So looking at this, we can see that our lowest over all day with the 12th of May and our highest day was – ok, we had several days over 50. The Oldies are our most prolific layers – they also number more than any other group. Least productive is the goose… but she’s only one goose and she had a false Spring way back in December. I find it interesting that on the day that the Oldies had a really down day, the RCW had a much higher day. If we looked through Sue’s log on the specific days, we could see that down days may be from high winds (which they hate), high temps, or days that Sue was working in the coop for most of the morning. All those things affect egg out-put. Because they are finicky little ladies.
Ok, that’s it. I just thought it’d be fun to look at the numbers in a different format for a change. Hope it was enlightening.
Next time, we’ll do something a little less nerdy 🙂 Until then, as always~
Thanks for reading!