Unbelievable mistakes

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by JadedPhoenix, Apr 30, 2016.

  1. JadedPhoenix

    JadedPhoenix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The longer I keep chickens and the more fellow chicken owners that I come across the more mistakes that I can't believe that I see. For instance, I work with someone who has had chickens for more than ten years. Every year her hens go broody and has chicks, except this year. So instead she went to TSC to get some chicks. Only chicks. No light, no additional heat source or anything of that sort. She then couldn't understand why none of the chicks survived. Oh, and she also set them loose in her run with her other chickens as well.
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    I tried to explain to her what had gone "wrong" but being that she'd had chickens for so long she was convinced that she'd done everything right since she'd never had to do anything special for the chicks of the past. Forget about the fact that they all had moms.

    In addition, I've come across many who believe that eggs are laid then have to harden up. I would tell them that I've taken a fully formed, HARD eggs out of chickens as I was processing in the past but she claimed that it was impossible.
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    So, how about we share odd actions or beliefs (old wives tales) that some of our fellow chicken owners have expressed to us that are clearly incorrect. Like the "fact" that you have to have a rooster to get eggs and such.
     
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  2. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Overrun With Chickens

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    if people want to find information, they can. Some learn the hard way.
     
  3. yoda47

    yoda47 Out Of The Brooder

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    Sheesh. Some people... This my first time with chickens, but five seconds on Google will clear up that kind of nonsense...
     
  4. IndigoChick

    IndigoChick New Egg

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    How about those that claim that the chalaza is the sperm of the rooster. I know of a lot of people who dig it out before scrambing their eggs.
     
  5. JadedPhoenix

    JadedPhoenix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know a lot of my egg buyers who were convince of that, too. When I told one that I didn't even have a rooster she asked me why she was still digging out sperm. [​IMG]
     
  6. JadedPhoenix

    JadedPhoenix Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. csaylorchickens

    csaylorchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lol oh my.
    But I touched an egg as it was coming out and it does need to dry a bit lol I touched it and it was so sticky from the protective layer
     
  8. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Discovered a mistake the other day......my lighting timer was WAY off....they were getting 19-20 hours of light instead of 14-15.
    Have no idea how (well, obviously I screwed it up) or when (probably a few weeks) it happened.
    Might explain some funky eggs lately...will be interesting to see any changes as I ramp it back down over the next couple weeks.
    SMH.
     
  9. JadedPhoenix

    JadedPhoenix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bet your hens were really confused. LOL!!
     

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