Seasons of the BYC Forum

Discussion in 'BYC Website & Forum Feedback & Announcements' started by Carpe DiHen, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. Carpe DiHen

    Carpe DiHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my first year with chickens and the BYC forum and I am noticing a fun/funny trends in the threads that occur every year:

    1) I ordered my chicks!
    2) I am waiting so long for my chicks.....
    3) My chicks shipped!
    4) My chicks arrived!
    5) A chick died... <----------------------- did not have that happen [​IMG]
    6) When can I feed them treats?
    7) When can they go outside?
    8) When do rooster start to crow?
    9) Is this a roo??? <------------------- I am here, did have that happen [​IMG]
    10) My first egg!

    What is next????? [​IMG]

    11) This is my coop decorated for Christmas? [​IMG] (ok...I'm already making plans....[​IMG])

    I have posted some questions (is this a roo??), but I have spent hours finding answers to many many questions on the search engine. Things like Layena ok for rooster, how long medicated feed, how much grit, how many roosters per hen (2 to 6 bad [​IMG]), what to use in the run... I learned about poop boards (and am using them, they're great!) and pine stall pellets (love them!). I received so many nice complements on my husband's run design he was grinning from ear to ear for a week!

    BYC has been so fun and helpful! Thanks to all of you who make this site possible and to everyone who takes the time to answer our question and share in our joys (and sorrows)! And always so patiently!

    Thank you, Thank you! [​IMG]
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Yeah you are so right. Many seasons of BYC.

    In the Fall you'll see:

    a repeat of the run is a muddy stinky mess

    My chicken exploded and there are feathers everywhere/ bald chicken

    Why have they stopped laying

    My chickens are 30 weeks old and haven't started laying

    Will they start laying in winter

    Then comes Winter:

    My chickens are afraid of snow

    Will snow/ ice hurt them

    Is my chicken frostbitten

    How do I treat Frostbite

    Toes/Combs/Waddles have turned black or fell off

    Do I have to dub


    Imp- Repeat questions- I have an answer [​IMG]
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    And for those of us with super broodies you'll also see hen with chicks pics in the middle of winter [​IMG]
     
  4. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

    Feb 3, 2009
    Hope Mills, NC
    1) I ordered my chicks!
    2) I am waiting so long for my chicks.....
    3) My chicks shipped!
    4) My chicks arrived!
    5) A chick died... <----------------------- did not have that happen [​IMG]
    6) When can I feed them treats?
    7) When can they go outside?
    8) When do rooster start to crow?
    9) Is this a roo??? <------------------- I am here, did have that happen [​IMG]
    10) My first egg!
    11) My chickens are panting
    12) Why aren't they laying?
    13) She won't get off the nest and she growled at me
    14) How cold is too cold?
    15) Their first snow!
    16) Christmas Coop
    17) Ordering more chicks?
    18) The NEW chicks have arrived
    19) Bigger coop?
    20) Will they get along


    And somewhere in there
    ##) HELP EMEERGENCY OMG WTQ,
    ##) My First Loss, RIP
    ##) Stupid Dog/Raccoon/Opossum/Neighbor/Ghosts
     
  5. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    Cool thread! Now we just need to associate 1-3 super helpful topic links to each of the bulleted points and add it to the FAQ section!!!
     
  6. suzettex5

    suzettex5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2009
    California
    I agree Nifty-Chicken!
    But then again...too many helpful thread posts can take away some of the fun of answering the newbie questions. I know some of the long-term BYC'ers get tired of answering the repeat questions, but as time goes by, the newbies become the new long termers and pretty much everyone gets taken care of. I love the social aspect of this site, I think alot of us do. There is something special about this site and the people on it that makes you feel comfortable and welcome (and not dumb for asking 'silly' questions! [​IMG] ) I think we all love to share our wisdom at some point, and if all the regular questions get answered in one spot, it may become not so much fun for us who are not newbies, but not experts yet either. Does any of that make sense? [​IMG] Its still a good idea, so I'm kinda torn (blame on me being a fickle woman! [​IMG] )

    While I'm here, lets add- *Cracked Egg Emergency, will it still hatch?* to the frequently asked questions!
     

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