new here, not what I expected

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by birdonahat, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. birdonahat

    birdonahat New Egg

    Jan 30, 2012
    Reno, NV
    Hi, I have been in love with chickens for years, have a small flock of gals that are so rewarding. I recently joined as I had hoped for help with a chicken health problem. It seems like everyone is very social and chatty here, but do you have to be here a while and get accepted by the regulars? 40 people looked at my post but only one responded, maybe because I am new? I feel unwelcome.
  2. hotrodflash

    hotrodflash Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2012
    East Texas
    I know that when I don't know the answer that I just don't reply, hoping that someone with more experience will reply. I don't think is trying to ignore your question, this is just a very busy website. Sorry that you didn't get an answer.
  3. nwredrooster

    nwredrooster Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 3, 2012
    If I don't feel like my answer will be of any benefit I will usually keep quiet. But to answer your other question, I haven't gotten the vibe that you have to be a part of the "real" group to be a part of the discussion. Hope that you feel you are a part of the "real" group.:)
  4. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

    I read lots of posts when I am online. If I can offer any help I try to post, but I don't have a lot of experiance with sick flocks so I can seldom offer any good advise.

    I think many times when you see lots of views but few responses that is what is happening. I really don't think anyone is slighting you because you are new. Also a lot of folks like me just check the threads we've posted on and hit "recent posts". If your post isn't on the first page of the recent posts page I would never see it.

    With that being said, I'll see if I can find your question and see if I can offer any help or point you to someone who can. [​IMG]

    and btw.... [​IMG] from northeast Mississippi. [​IMG]
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    [​IMG] There are circumstances which can not be addressed with a black or white answer. In these instances most will not respond rather than provide potentially false information.
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, birdonahat, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us. I agree with other posters thus far - I don't think anyone is giving you the cold shoulder - just that they don't respond if they don't know. You ARE welcome here! Good luck to you and your sick bird!
  7. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    X2. Please do not feel unwelcome, all of us were new here at one point. It just can be very hard sometimes to try to make suggestions on a forum, without having seen the bird, as to what might be wrong with a chicken, so many times symptoms are vague or few. Maybe you could try posting your question again, or even on this thread and see if you can get some suggestions.
  8. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

    Oct 3, 2011
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC :)
  9. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG][​IMG]from washington state glad you joined all of us !
  10. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] I always look for unanswered threads and threads with few responses and try to give an answer, but it happens sometimes that I can't answer it accurately and then I don't reply. I'm not shunning anyone, I just don't want to give an incorrect answer. I'm sorry to hear about your hen [​IMG]

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