Mother Hen by Weston Bustraan (Universal)
Released: Sep 21, 2015
Version: 1.1.1
Size: 22 MB
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Mother Hen

Weston Bustraan
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.

What's new in version 1.1.1
- 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
Screenshot #1 (iPhone)
Our verdict: Good
  • + Mother Hen is a highly rated app (4-star).
  • + It is currently 40% off its regular price.
  • + The app is also at the lowest price we've seen.
  • + Mother Hen is currently ranked #254 in paid Lifestyle apps for iPhone.
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