Who actually does this?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by KDailey, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. KDailey

    KDailey Crazy Cochin Lady

    Jun 27, 2011
    Bronson, Tx
    This may sound strange and I may be the only one who is this way, I don't know. But I find myself answering questions in posts with things that I don't even do myself.

    Like, "how long do I quarantine my chickens before adding them to the flock?"
    and I say, "30 days. Then as long as they're not showing any signs of anything you can add them in."

    I don't even do this! There are so many other things I've caught myself saying that I don't do either. Now I'm not saying I'm lying about what I do with my chickens when I answer these posts. I don't say, "I quarantine for 30 days. blah blah blah." But I find myself replying with the answer that I think I'm supposed to say by what I've read on this site.

    Does anybody else find themselves answering with things that you think you are supposed to say as opposed to what you actually do. I only just realized I did this so now I'm conciously making sure I'm answering by my own experiance instead of just what I read somewhere else that you're supposed to do.
  2. neVar

    neVar Chirping

    Feb 23, 2011
    Dundurn, Sask
    well i'm a newbie to chickens so not on HERE as much- but on horse boards. English riding we have "PONY CLUB" pony club has very strict set ways things are done- this makes sure kids learn things in the safest way possible. Everything is 'text book done'

    So we have a saying of "well this isn't the pony club way" Those of us who grow up in pony club don't do 90% of things that way after- but it's good knowledge to have-because as your doing things the "non pony club way" we all are going "hmmmmm pony club way would be this" and take a moment to think about it

    So we could in essence say theres the "Back yard chickens way" and the real world way LOL
  3. southerndesert

    southerndesert B & M Chicken Ranch

    Jun 17, 2011
    Morristown, AZ
    I for one share only what I have learned keeping chickens on an off most of my 55 years on this planet.... [​IMG]

    The rest of the time I am reading and learning with everyone else.
  4. KDailey

    KDailey Crazy Cochin Lady

    Jun 27, 2011
    Bronson, Tx
    Quote:lol. that sounds about right.

    I just find myself immediately saying it should be done like this but after the fact, when I think about it, I'm like, "Why did I say that? I don't actually do that in real life with my chickens..."
  5. RoosterRidge

    RoosterRidge Songster

    Jun 14, 2011
    Dry Fork, Va.
    I am on here to learn and try not to give any advice unless it is something I have personally experienced... I would not want to bring any harm to anyone or their chickens by giving the wrong info...
  6. Judy

    Judy Crowing Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    I know what you mean. I had to start saying either "I have read that...." or "this is what I have done."

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