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By casportpony · Nov 11, 2019 · Updated Nov 20, 2019 ·
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    As of 11/20/2019
    In the emergency of a natural disaster where do you move your chickens?
    Halloween/Thanksgiving HAL Other Poultry Photo Contest

    As of 11/18/2019
    Venting about Roosters
    Give up on chicken laying in nesting boxes?

    As of 11/13/2019
    Keeping the Coop Warm in the Winter
    Dust bath
    Enhanced Protein Feed - Winter?

    As of 11/11/2019
    Why won't my Hens lay any longer?
    Winterizing a small coop (7 chickens)
    Do you let your chickens out in the cold rain?
    How to keep a super healthy Flock??
    Will pullets start laying or is it late in the season
    Run space requirements for HAPPY hens
    How heavy is your egg?
    Best cheap run roofing
    Composting chicken run
    Do You Need A Rollaway Nest Box? - Win A Free Nest Box From Urban-Egg.com
    Halloween/Thanksgiving Hatch-a-Long 2019
    Don't tell the wife, I'm growing fodder in the 2nd bathroom!
    Entertainment for your flock?
    Introducing Puppy to Flock
    Best Budget Food
    Treats that your birds don't like
    My First Winter with Chickens
    How will my chickens do in snow?
    When Can I Start Putting Training Eggs in the Nest Boxes?
    Is free range safe?
    Lighting for henhouse at night??
    How to feed my chickens on a budget? Issues with roosters?
    Adding heat to coop in winter?
    New pullets, night lights advice?
    What breeds do you wish you had?
    What do you put in your nest boxes?
    It happened to me, too many chickens
    Biggish coop, few birds, will it stay warm enough?
    Chicken math prevailed!
    What chicken breeds are most likely to go broody?
    Free ranging and chicken hawks
    What is Your Favorite Word to Describe Your Flock?
    Free choice or not
    Discussion: Where do you put your brooder, and why?
    Aggressive Rooster - Best Rooster Breed
    Introducing new chickens into an established flock--questions
    What are your favorite treats
    FAQs on Collecting and Storing Farm Fresh Eggs
    When do chickens lay?
    How much water
    Eggs for food vs eggs for chicks...sound off please
    What do you feed your chickens?
    Keeping a clean coop...
    What's the one thing you wish you had included in your coop?
    Mites, mites, everywhere....
    Rooster Training Advice
    Let's see repurposed coops/nesting boxes
    Keeping the Girls Cool in 90s & 100s temperature...?
    Free choice feeding vs. Scheduled feeding; opinions??
    What Chicken Breeds do you Dislike & Why?
    How Necessary is a Ramp? Any Alternatives?
    Safety of buried eggs?
    Adding a rooster to my flock ... ?
    Eggs...to wash or not to wash?
    My puppy is my peeps new predator!
    Is a dust bath necessary if you have a deep litter coop?
    To Catch a Chicken
    Are these chicks old enough to go outside?
    Homemade Feeders/Waterer
    Raising Roosters vs Acquiring One
    I have mites.... Help!!!
    Coops and gardens
    How do I keep my chickens out of my neighbors yard?
    Feeding scraps to chickens
    I need options; roosters to hen ratio.
    Ramp training 101?
    what are y'all saving from the wild to deal with coming crisis?
    ...just BUYING a chicken run?
    Chick feed/ medicated or non?
    Free range or large run
    What to expect when adding new hens
    ENDED - 2020 BYC Calendar - We Need Your Pics!
    When can babies mix with adults?
    Official BYC Comb Photo Contests - 2019
    Outdoor pen question
    Feed sack recycling ideas??
    Food & Water in Coop
    Methods of keeping roosters... are any effective?
    Safe heat source and Brooder set up?
    Bringing home new hens
    Feed and water in pen/coop
    Healthy feed for new flock
    Chickens eating eggs
    Help with my dog who wants to eat my chickens!
    Natural Practices to prevent Health issues?
    Emergency! Babies in storm drain! Update: They are safe!
    Coop Bedding/Litter
    How long do chickens lay eggs?
    Tips for helping chickens live a long, healthy life?
    What age to allow chicks to roam the yard?
    If you could create a breed or a variety of a breed, what would you make?
    Show me your solutions for a muddy mucky chicken yard!
    Mixed flock versus single breed flock - pros and cons? Which do you keep?
    What would you have done differently?
    Good small dogs for protecting flock
    Hawks, Netting, Miracles, and the Missing.
    What is your favorite chicken breed?
    Coop Run flooring suggestions
    What do you do with all those eggs?
    Roost size, shape, style?
    Can my chickens stand the heat
    Natural Easter Egg Dyes
    Introducing my baby chicks to year old flock
    How to RAISE a good rooster.
    What is Your DREAM Flock? (And What's Realistic?)
    Outdoor Brooders
    Cutting the feed cost of chickens
    First time hatching advice
    Not laying in nesting boxes...
    Best way to keep chickens out of our garden?
    Putting eggs under a broody
    Mixed flock, what to feed?
    Strangest/Funniest Places Your Free Range Hens Lay
    Broody Hen?
    Hatching vs purchasing chicks
    Keeping Older Hens
    Testing My Dogs with the Flock
    My chicks are four weeks, are they ready?
    Treating your Chickens?
    Strange Nesting Boxes
    Why do you have the breeds you do?
    Making your own feed
    Contest #3 Cutest Baby Fowl! - 10th Annual BYC Easter Hatchalong
    Chronicles of Raising Meat Birds - Modern Broilers, Heritage and Hybrids
    When are chicks old enough to be outside during the day?
    Taming a Rooster?
    Observations on Egg Blooms
    When to cull old hens??
    Roost Questions
    How to Keep Hawks Away?
    How to get a free range diet in a coop/run
    How often do you get new birds?
    Official BYC Coop Page Contest #10
    Candling help, now with more pics day 8!
    Advice for a newbie: Chicks or Pullets?
    What should I try to avoid?
    Best bedding for wet muddy run
    Roof for Chicken Run
    Best chicken breeds
    Why are we raising chickens?
    Just how useful is a rooster anyway?
    Help finding the right coop
    Chickens in winter
    The 10th Annual BYC Easter Hatch-a-long!!!!!
    Help! My Chickens have not laid eggs in several Months~
    Spring Chicks!
    Cold eggs
    Locking chickens in coop vs leaving access to run?
    If You Could Only Have 6 Chickens...
    Best foods for chicks besides the basic starter feed
    Safer Living Through Bribery
    Opinions of cold climate chicken keepers needed
    The flock. Mixed or all the same?
    How to get started??
    Starting a Fodder adventure
    Too many roosters
    Decorating your coop?!
    do dark yellow or orange yolks mean they are healthier.
    Show me inside and outside of your homemade coops
    Best Integration Methods?
    Do Chickens Really Need a Run?
    What type of waterer do you use?
    Hatching winter chicks.
    They choose to sleep outside...
    Build or Buy?
    Raising a rooster
    Help! We need Recommendations/Thoughts on these items for chicks?
    Guard dog ?
    What do you wish you had known before incubating?
    Keeping water from freezing in the winter
    BYC Store Specials- 1)Buy a Tee and Get a Calendar Free and 2)The Cookbook Calendar Combo
    Space needed for meat chickens
    Beak Trimming
    Lets talk about layer feed...
    Pros and Cons of Free Ranging
    How do you store your chicken supplies?
    #1 Recommended breed to new keeper?
    What were your worst mistakes when you first started?
    Question about adding chicks to a flock???
    Brinsea - Cutest Baby Fowl Photo Contest! 10th Annual 2019 New Years Day Hatch-a-long!
    What Rooster Breed for Mixed Coop
    Free range or enclosed run?
    How necessary is a dust bath in winter?
    What to do about chickens eating eggs?!
    Chickens not sleeping in coop
    My chicken is a bully!
    Chickens and Snow
    How long before chicks can be moved outside
    Lifespan of hens
    What are your five favorite breeds and why
    Eggs for sale
    Is it OK to leave my chickens locked in the coop for the winter?
    Egg Value
    Coops in wet, temperate climates? Bedding?
    What if you get a roo?
    fodder, meal worms, and diet questions
    Official BYC Mini Contest Series - Win one of Forty (40) 2019 BYC Calendars!
    Bedding - Pro’s & Cons
    Greens when grass is gone
    Deterring night time predators?
    What do you do with your eggs when you collect them?
    Best dewormer for general use?
    2019 Calendar is Available NOW!!
    Lights in the coop question???
    Toys and non-boring activities for my girls during winter?
    Chicken Shaming to Lighten the Mood
    Near laying birds and winter delimma help
    Best grass to plant in a chicken run?
    Chicken math, broiler edition: How to raise meat birds
    How to keep chickens cheap?
    The great yolk color debate
    How cold is too cold for hens?
    Chicken Run - Buy or Build?
    How do YOU winterize your coop?
    Introducing chicks to our dogs :)
    Official BYC Contest - Sponsored by Brinsea - Guess when we'll hit 20 million posts and you can win!
    Coop Build Advice
    Halloween Hatch-A-Long 2018
    Extra Light
    How do people free-range their chickens??!!!?
    How long do chickens molt for and what does it look like?
    When do you start giving baby chicks grit?
    When will my chickens start roosting?
    When will I know if he is a good one?
    Feeding the Flock Frugally
    Fall-winter, molting and egg laying
    Plastic Wrapping Runs
    Introducing new chickens
    Supporting snow in winter
    Winter is coming...
    When to put in the nesting boxes
    Is my flock healthy? 6 signs of a happy chicken.
    How do you regulate humidity?
    How far will true free ranged chickens go?
    How to fix a swamp??
    BYC & sister site's Trivia Challenge Hunt—Game Over!
    Old Fashioned, Common Sense Chicken Keeping.
    Official BYC Contest - Post your best (worst) chicken molt pics!
    How to teach chickens to use nipple waterer?
    Question about things they CANNOT eat
    Keeping Nesting Box clean?
    To wash. Or not to wash. That, is the question.
    To Roo or Not to Roo?
    What do you raise your chickens for?
    How to get hen to use nesting box
    The perch experiment
    Perch width, what’s the science?
    *Roosters ONLY!* (Rooster Management)
    How often do you add chicks?
    Electric poultry netting
    Chicken keeping without coops or with mutiple coops
    Double Yolker Day 17 And Alive!
    What to do with old eggs??
    Inside chickens?
    How do you store your eggs?
    Getting the girls INSIDE the coop at night??
    What have you repurposed while building ?
    Retrain a hen?
    Preventing aggressive behaviour in cockerels/ roos
    Top 5 best egg layers GO!
    How early can i integrate my chicks with the big flock?
    Why not spoil them?
    Chickens dig tunnels?!?
    Sign of hens about to lay?
    Partially covered run— best litter method
    Pros and cons of unsexed chicks?
    transition to coop
    Roosting issue
    The HUGE 2018 Coop Page Rating Project!
    Rooster behavior
    Where do you get your baby chicks?
    When to change feed types
    Looking for the best meat birds
    If you had it to do over again, what would you change about your coop/run?
    Nest boxes
    Two questions on eggs...
    Very aggressive rooster
    Help with dust bath
    They won't roost in the coop :(
    Brooder Heating Plate vs Infrared Bulb
    What's the weirdest mix you've had?
    Mixed ages... mixed feed?
    First chicks by mail - any advice?
    How to Pick up Hens
    2019 BYC Calendar - DEADLINE AUGUST 31 - We Need Your Votes!
    Advice on roosters
    Colourful and Unusual Chicken Eggs!
    Topic of the Week - I wish I knew…
    16 eggs, 3 species, 1 homemade incubator: Will it be done?
    Save the date: #ChickStrong Check-in on Thursday!
    To wash or not to wash eggs? That is the ?
    Topic of the Week - Temperature and humidity in incubation
    Show off your diy coop!
    What defines a good rooster?
    Topic of the Week - What do/can you do with unwanted roosters?
    When to combine chicks with adult hens
    Adventures in Incubating Shipped Eggs
    When should roos move out
    Is 300 chickens enough?
    Topic of the Week - Candling Eggs
    Topic of the Week - Moving Chicks Outside
    How much did you spend on your DIY coop?
    Which waterer is better? Nipples or cups?
    Wing clipping...yay or nay
    Spooky Broody!
    Topic of the Week - Getting started, keeping turkeys
    Run: roof or no roof
    Keeping roosters together
    What is normal after hatching?
    Topic of the Week - Recycling (In) The Coop
    ChickStrong Trivia Video - Dr. Patrick Biggs, flock nutritionist with Purina Animal Nutrition
    Dogs Protecting Chickens
    Topic of the Week - Managing Brooding Geese
    Incubating against the odds...
    Freeranging unsupervised?
    On Bedding and Cleaning
    When do you decide to integrate?
    Topic of the Week - What is the purpose of your flock?
    April's Fools 2018 - New BYC Cryptocurrency: ChicKoin
    Official BYC Poll - Which Breed Characteristics/Traits are the Most Important to You?
    Do I really have to keep chicks in brooder for 6 weeks?
    Topic of the Week - Feeding mealworms, bugs etc.
    ➡I accidentally bought Balut eggs: 2 live ducks! Now a Chat Thread!
    Topic of the week - Coop training the flock
    **CONTEST CLOSED** Contest #7 Cutest Baby Fowl - 9th Annual BYC Easter Hatchalong
    Where’s the money!? Chicks? Eggs? Pullets?
    Chicken Flocks: Mixed or All One Breed?
    Do I NEED a roo?
    Have you ever had a nice rooster?
    Contest #5 - Flapper Contest - 9th Annual BYC Easter Hatch-A-Long
    Topic of the Week - Incubators 101
    Topic of the Week - Integrating ducks
    To free range or to not free range? That is the question
    Heat lamp? Cheaper way to heat?
    Making Feed from Japanese Beetles
    Topic of the Week - Raising and caring for goslings
    Beginner - Are chickens low maintenance?
    Is “Chicken feed” necessary?
    Any luck with double yolkers/twins?
    Topic of the Week - Broody vs Incubator
    Struggling with affordability of coop
    How to calculate how much eggs are costing?
    The Great SI (Shape index) experiment
    Will a heat lamp create a fire even if it doesn’t fall?
    Broody Hen raising day old chicks now what
    Choosing Breeds!
    Topic of the Week - Getting Started, Keeping Geese
    The 9th Annual BYC Easter Hatchalong!
    Adding new birds to an existing flock...
    Official BYC Contest - Guess when we'll reach 19 Million posts and you can win!
    Good mixed flock rooster?
    Topic of the Week - Off-grid Feeding - Homemade feeds, etc.
    Chicken toys? & Fun treats?
    Best materials for roosts?
    Chicken tractors and portable coops!
    I want a good layer like sexlinks but...
    Topic of the Week - Raising and Caring for Ducklings
    How much land? Chicken/Turkey to acre ratio...
    Need help on beak trimming
    Timing for starting a flock
    Topic of the Week - Sexing Chicks
    Frozen Eggs: are they safe to eat?
    Too clean equals bad? fact or fiction?
    Topic of the Week - Duck Housing
    How do I treat chicken lice?
    Broody Hen
    Topic of the Week - Bumblefoot - Prevention and Treatment
    Ideal run fence
    Frostbite thoughts
    Chickens and grit
    Raising Chickens to Hens for the first time! (Maryland)
    How Cold of Weather Can Chickens Stand Outside of Coop?
    Topic of the Week - Feeding Ducks
    Tips on building a cheapo coop and run?
    Topic of the Week - Christmas in the Coop
    Hardy, friendly chickens recommendations...
    Keeping my chickens warm and laying
    Topic of the Week - Duck Hens 101
    Ideas on a self-sustainable flock?
    How do you keep your water from freezing?
    Topic of the Week - Coop Heating and Fire Safety
    You know you're a backyard chicken owner when...
    Coop Cam
    How do you get ready for winter?
    How long will a hen mother her brood?
    Dogs and Electric Fences
    Young roosters
    How To Prevent Frostbite?
    Topic of the Week - Cleaning and Storing Eggs
    Mystery solved: Why hens stop laying eggs
    Trying to reduce chicken feed costs
    Should I stock pile eggs?
    9th Annual NYD Hatch a long 2018 HAL Baking & Gingerbread Contest
    Topic of the Week - Drakes and Drake Behaviour
    Sand as litter?
    Black Friday in the BYC Store!
    Turkey and guinea fowl with chickens?
    Best Dog Breed to Double as Both Housepet and Chicken Guard?
    Chickens not roosting in the coop
    Topic of the Week - Chicken Behaviour and Flock Dynamics Part 2 - Bullying Behaviour
    Buy a Teeshirt-Get a FREE 2018 Other Poultry Calendar
    To coop or not to coop?
    chicken lice, best natural product ?
    Topic of the Week - Frostbite, prevention and treatment - Graphic images in thread
    To Heat or Not to Heat-That is the Question
    Thinking about free ranging
    Quarantine/Integrating *Stranger* Chickens
    Winter Dust Baths
    Growing Grass in the Run
    Official BYC Coop Page Contest #9 - ENTRIES CLOSE SEPT 30TH
    Topic of the Week - Chicken behaviour and flock dynamics - Part 1 - The pecking order
    Deworm or Not to Deworm
    What do you like to do with your eggs?
    Topic of the Week - Coccidiosis
    Official BYC POLL: Chicken Keeping - Easier, same or harder than dogs/cats?
    A Haunter Run A'fowl Halloween Photo Contest - Win A Free Feeder Kit
    Free guide: Getting started with chickens
    Topic of the Week - Adding a Rooster to the Flock
    Switched to sand, but...
    roosts for winter
    Safe eggs start with strong shells
    Chickens not laying
    Trying to get a firm handle on my long-term feed costs
    Topic of the Week - Moving chicks out of the brooder and into the coop
    Transporting Chickens
    Winter food
    Backyard chickens are a kid's best friend
    Topic of the Week - Perches for Coop and Run
    Fall brooding? Story and questions
    Heated water dish (or other methods) reviews wanted!
    Topic of the Week - When eggs go wrong
    How to stop our hen from hopping the fence
    Shipped eggs to incubate -- how to's, please...
    Topic of the Week - Chicken Keeping in Weather Extremes
    Official BYC Contest - Post your best (worst) chicken molt pics!
    Topic of the Week - How much space for your flock?
    Hen Getting Ready to Lay??
    What feeders and waterers do y'all use?
    First, Second, Third and on and on Incubator hatch help appreciated
    Topic of the Week - Maintaining a Healthy Flock
    How long do chickens need to stay in brooder?
    How do you spoil your chickens?
    How to stop a rooster from crowing?
    Predators and free ranging
    Where do you all get your chickens?
    Topic of the Week - Organic/Natural Chicken Keeping
    Other Poultry 2018 Calendar - Pics & Pre-Orders-Closed for Submissions
    What type of feed do you provide?
    Simplest way to increase flock?
    Dogs and chickens
    Topic of the Week - Chicken Myths, True or False?
    Handling a young cockerel tips?
    Helpful hints for building coops
    How do I raise a single chick?
    Topic of the Week - Saving Money, Feeding Chickens
    Summer Blowout Sale in the BYC Store-Extended through End of August!
    Ground Covering for Outdoor Run?
    Topic of the Week - Treating Chicken Injuries
    The highest value treats?
    Therapy Chickens: 3 Flocks Changing the World
    Topic of the Week - Special Needs Chickens
    Roost behaviour-anyone ever watched them?
    Official BYC Coop Article Contest - 2017 - Win a Auto Coop Door Kit
    First Egg Stories?
    Fluffy Butts: A Photo Shoot Inevitability
    Topic of the Week - Fly Strike
    CLOSED FOR SUBMISSIONS - 2018 BYC Calendar - Your Pictures Needed!
    Teenage Chickens: 3 Frequently Asked Questions
    Topic of the Week - Nest boxes
    I LIKE my Rooster
    When your hens stop laying....
    Topic of the Week - Keeping Chickens Cool in Summer
    Best Bedding for Brooder?
    Five Tough Chicks and TWO Amazing Embryos!
    Where Do You Stand With Incubation?
    Topic of the Week - Building a Chicken Coop
    Hatching shipped eggs tips
    why do you keep chickens?
    Raising Baby Chick-Along
    Topic of the Week - Toxic treats and foraging
    Broody Hens and what to do?
    Why should you care about worms in your birds? What can you do about them?
    Topic of the Week - Beaks, spurs and nails
    Don't eat that.
    6 Milestones for Backyard Chickens
    I need rooster 101
    Rooster Flocks!
    How To Start A Backyard Chicken Business By American Poultry Auctions
    Transition of chicks into flock
    Medicated vs Non-Medicated Feed
    How To Troubleshoot & Report Problems
    Welcome To The New BYC!
    Managing a fully free range flock, tips please!
    Integrating chicks into flock at 4 weeks old.
    Mixing breeds in my flock
    Hoop Coop Pros and Cons
    What makes a coop Fort Knox predator proof?
    How to get rid of hawks?
    A treatise on Electric Fencing
    Trials And Tribulations Of Suburban Meat Bird Production
    Do I need to separate a hen and chicks from the flock?
    So many feeding questions... (homemade feeds, price, where to buy, yard scraps, etc) Help!?
    Is long grass a problem?
    Excavation by Birds - A Word of Warning
    Sustainable Meat / Standard Bred Dual Purpose Bird Thread.
    What do you have in your flock?
    Chicken Breed Focus Project
    Mama Heating Pad in the Brooder (Picture Heavy) - UPDATE
    Hemp bedding
    Keeping chickens cool in the summer?
    Pseudo Brooder Heater 'Plate'
    The Feed and Yolk Experiment: Chicken feed and dark orange yolk color
    Winter is Coming! Checklists, tips, advice for a newbie
    How many of you FULLY Free Range your Cornish X Meaties? Tractors do not count.
    keeping chickens cool in summer heat
    Growing fodder for chickens
    What type of fan works best inside coop?
    FERMENTED FEEDS...anyone using them?
    DIY Thread - Let's see your Inventions.
    What color eggs does your chicken lay?
    For the new folks that haven't experienced a molt yet.
    Fertilizing a Lawn with Chicken Safety in Mind
    Incubators Anonymous
    Interior Coop Pics
    Question about keeping newly hatched chicks with flock.
    Old Fashioned Broody Hen Hatch A Long and Informational Thread
    Indoor Pet Chickens
    Hawk deterrent
    How much to feed my chickens?
    How I help weak baby chicks to survive. Hope it is helpful.
    How To Keep Chickens Out of Flower Beds and Gardens
    Official BYC Poll: Why Do You Have Chickens - Select All That Apply
    Good treats for baby chicks?
    How to Break a Broody Hen
    Speckledhen's Ten Commandments of Good Flock Management
    Selling or giving eggs away - Reusing store egg cartons o.k?
    Aggressive and nicest breeds of chicken?
    When do roosters start to crow?

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