Topic of the Week Thread Archive

An archive of our weekly featured topics for discussion in our community forum.
By sumi · Jan 27, 2017 · Updated Apr 30, 2017 · ·
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    INCUBATING EGGS AND RAISING CHICKS

    Topic of the Week - Hatching Eggs

    Topic of the Week - Incubating eggs

    Topic of the Week - Candling Eggs

    Topic of the Week - Temperature and humidity in incubation

    Topic of the Week - Broody vs Incubator

    Topic of the Week - Broody hens

    Topic of the Week - Integrating Chicks into an Adult Flock

    Topic of the week - Brooding and supplementing heat for chicks

    Topic of the Week - Raising Chicks

    Topic of the Week - Raising People Friendly Poultry

    Topic of the Week - Sexing Chicks

    Topic of the Week - Incubators 101

    Topic of the Week - Moving Chicks Outside

    FEEDING THE FLOCK

    Topic of the week - Feeding table scraps to your flock

    Topic of the Week - Feeding Chickens - What to feed and when?

    Topic of the Week - Feeding Treats

    Topic of the Week - Toxic treats and foraging

    Topic of the Week - Saving Money, Feeding Chickens

    Topic of the Week - "Off-grid" Feeding - Homemade feeds, etc.

    Topic of the Week - Feeding mealworms, bugs etc.

    CHICKEN COOP AND RUN MANAGEMENT

    Topic of the Week - Kitting out the Coop

    Topic of the week - Chicken run management

    Topic of the Week - Coop Bedding and Waste Management; Deep Litter Method etc.

    Topic of the Week - Building a Chicken Coop

    Topic of the Week - Nest boxes

    Topic of the Week - Perches for Coop and Run

    Topic of the Week - Recycling (In) The Coop

    EMERGENCIES/DISEASES ETC

    Topic of the Week - Emergency/First Aid Preparedness

    Topic of the Week - Maintaining a Healthy Flock

    Topic of the Week - Biosecurity, Quarantine and Infectious Disease Management

    Topic of the Week - Fly Strike

    Topic of the Week - Treating Chicken Injuries

    Topic of the Week - Coccidiosis

    Topic of the Week - Frostbite, prevention and treatment

    Topic of the Week - Bumblefoot - Prevention and Treatment

    PREDATORS AND PESTS

    Topic of the Week - Deworming chickens

    Topic of the Week - Lice and Mites - Prevention and Treatments

    Topic of the Week - Keeping the Flock Safe from Predators

    GENERAL CHICKEN KEEPING AND EGG LAYING

    Topic of the Week - Dogs and chickens

    Topic of the Week - Winter Egg Laying

    Topic of the week - Free Ranging

    Topic of the Week - Gardening with Chickens

    Topic of the Week - Roosters, Yes or No?

    Topic of the Week - Getting Started, Keeping Chickens

    Topic of the week - Winter chicken keeping

    Topic of the Week - Feather Pecking/Eating

    Topic of the Week- When Do Pullets Begin Laying?

    Topic of the Week - Keeping the flock safe from mishaps, injuries, etc.

    Topic of the week - Keeping different poultry types together

    Topic of the Week: Aggressive Roosters - What is the best way to handle them?

    Topic of the Week - Broilers and other table birds

    Topic of the week - How long do chickens live?

    Topic of the Week - Let's talk about euthanasia

    Topic of the Week - Flock Development and Management

    Topic of the Week - Let's talk about eggs

    Topic of the Week - Which Breeds Are Best For….

    Topic of the Week - Adding New Chickens to the Flock

    Topic of the Week - What do you do with all those eggs?

    Topic of the week - Dustbathing

    Topic of the Week - Keeping Chickens Cool in Summer

    Topic of the Week - Beaks, spurs and nails

    Topic of the Week - Managing Expenses and Saving/Making Money Keeping Poultry

    Topic of the Week - "Special Needs" Chickens

    Topic of the Week - Chicken Myths, True or False?

    Topic of the Week - Organic/Natural Chicken Keeping

    Topic of the Week - Chicken Keeping in Weather Extremes

    Topic of the Week - When eggs go wrong

    Topic of the Week - Adding a Rooster to the Flock

    Topic of the Week - Chicken behaviour and flock dynamics - Part 1 - The pecking order

    Topic of the Week - Chicken Behaviour and Flock Dynamics Part 2 - Bullying Behaviour

    Topic of the Week - Cleaning and Storing Eggs

    Topic of the Week - Christmas in the Coop

    Topic of the week - Coop training the flock

    Topic of the Week - What is the purpose of your flock?

    Topic of the Week - What do/can you do with unwanted roosters?

    Topic of the Week - I wish I knew…

    Other Poultry Types (Ducks, Geese, etc)

    Ducks

    Topic of the Week - Drakes and Drake Behaviour


    Topic of the Week - Duck Hens 101

    Topic of the Week - Feeding Ducks

    Topic of the Week - Duck Housing

    Topic of the Week - Raising and Caring for Ducklings

    Topic of the Week - Integrating ducks

    Geese

    Topic of the Week - Getting Started, Keeping Geese

    Topic of the Week - Raising and caring for goslings

    Topic of the Week - Managing Brooding Geese

    If you have suggestions for a "Topic Of The Week", please comment below!

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  1. Teila
    What Nifty said! Ditto! :clap
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  2. Nifty-Chicken
    @sumi I just gotta say this whole thing is full of AWESOME!!! You've done such a brilliant job starting these and organizing them!!! :thumbsup :woot
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  3. Teila
    Hello again @sumi, I have another one ;) Lots of first timers ordering chicks at the moment and the question 'when can I move them outside' is going to crop up frequently I think if past experience is anything to go by. While I note this is kind of covered under Integrating Chicks into an Adult Flock, I wonder if it would be worth doing one under the Incubating Eggs and Raising Chicks section on when it is OK to move from brooder to outside and what to expect when you do .. first night temper tantrums :p Night light, yes or no? What mum or dad can take or do to ease their personal anxiety :p etc
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  4. Teila
    Hey @sumi As you may know, I am a huge fan of Topic of the Week and mention them on most of my greets. Seen as 'Deworming Chickens' has been done and we all know what a can of worms that can be ;) I wonder if we could do one on 'ACV with mother' or whether that might open a bigger can of worms :p I think it would be handy to have that one thread with a discussion of why or why not members are For or Against ACV and to which new members could be pointed before making what is a personal decision?

    On a lighter note, another suggestion for the 'Feeding the Flock' section is something along the lines of what critters can chickens eat. I make this suggestion because I have seen .. is it OK to give my chickens large meal worms .. grasshoppers .. dead baby snakes .. baby mice; it might be fun and interesting to see what our meatasaurus's like to and can eat?
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    1. sumi
      Great suggestions! Thank you, I'll have a look into these.
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  5. ViolinPlayer123
    I have a suggestion @sumi! With hatching season coming up, do you think you could do a topic of the week on calibrating thermometers and hygrometers? Thanks!
    1. sumi
      I've done incubating and hatching in two separate topics already. If you or someone can add the above into those discussions it would be awesome :)
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  6. sassysarah
    awesome! GREAT JOB!
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  7. Nifty-Chicken
    I LOVE all these topics! Brilliant work @sumi
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  8. Chicken Girl1
    Very helpful, thanks sumi!
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