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. 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. 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.