The Birdcare Company has created several planning tools to help us plan
for the type and amount of supplements needed for various types of
flocks. They provide these helpful tools free of charge. We provide the
spreadsheets as a convenience for you to download and try for yourself.
You'll need a spreadsheet application such as Microsoft Excel (or
a program capable of opening and working with an Excel spreadsheet).
You will need to enter certain details about your flock and the program
will calculate the types and amount of supplements you will need
(including when you will need to use them). If you breed, it also
provides you with a schedule of suggestions to help optimize your
There are different plans based upon different types of birds. Be
sure you are using the right plan for the type of bird in your flock.
You will also need to know the average weight of the birds in your
flock, in grams. We provide estimates for you as a guide, but you should
develop a record based upon your own flock. It's very easy to keep a
log. Weigh routinely at the same time of the day (we like first thing in
the morning before morning feedings). You need a good gram scale and a
notebook (or an Excel spreadsheet would do).
Typical bird weights
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