Why doesn't anymore reply to my posts?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MaryLovesChickens, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. MaryLovesChickens

    MaryLovesChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2010
    North Florida
    This is the fourth time I've posted a question asking for help from anyone on BYC and NO ONE replies and yet within minutes of posting my question, 42 more questions will post with multiple replies to each of them...again, within minutes..am I on some "Do not reply to her" list? Am I blacklisted? I'm write simply and clearly, I'm don't go on and on...what am I doing wrong? Can someone please educate me on the proper way to post a question so that someone will deign to share their expertise with me...I just want to help my chickens.
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    You are not offering enough information to work with. I responded to your post. I'd like to help you. I can't from the very limited amount of info provided, however.
  3. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
  4. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

    Jul 7, 2007
    Middle TN
    You have started 6 threads. Four of those threads were in the emergency section. Many, many people don't post in that section. If I don't know what is wrong I might read the question, but not post. Perhaps it is just that you are posting a question that no one really has an answer for?

    Have you tried doing a search while you are waiting for someone to answer? I find the search command to be so much faster for emergency situations. With the gazillion memebers we have it is highly likely that someone has already had your problem. Try running a search (tool bar at the top, 4th from the left).

    Good luck.
  5. Ukyou

    Ukyou Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 3, 2010
    Maybe, you were posting at high volume times so you just went down to the bottom. Or you did not give enough info so the others could not help you.
  6. MaryLovesChickens

    MaryLovesChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2010
    North Florida
    thank you for the guidance. i did search for the symptoms I described before posting, couldn't find anything or any matches or any replies to the one similar posting. I posted in the emergencies/diseases/cures section...isn't that the place to describe my ill-acting hen? maybe there is somewhere else to post her symptoms?
  7. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 31, 2008
    You have to be patient too. With a board of over 70,000 members sometimes it may take a bit for someone to reply. Posts get bumped to a second or third page VERY fast. Someone will reply eventually.

    Please remember to include as much information as you can.

    She no longer ranges free and wide with the other four in her flock (she was THE boss lady!) She just stands there and closes her eyes...she doesn't go crazy and eat the mealworm treats but she will eat at the feeder. She is lethargic and slow...any ideas? please help!

    this does not give us very much information to go on.

    I am not trying to sound mean or like a b!tch but details are VERY important
  8. Chicken.Lytle

    Chicken.Lytle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 19, 2010
    Montgomery County, TX
    My observation is that people reply to my posts when the topic is interesting to them, usually because they have the same problem or because they recently dealt with the matter at hand.

    I read a lot of posts, but make few responses. The reason varies: unclear question, lack of knowledge on my part, better answer already posted, or no productive/amusing response comes to mind.
  9. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    I haven't seen your posts, but sometimes when people post the same question as another, & another, people quit posting to those questions, hoping the answers will be researched in past posts. I don't know if this is your case or not. Another way is to make your title enticing enough for peoples curiosity to get the best of them. For example, if my chicken was sick, the title may be...."My chickens not on fire, but..........". That will get the attention of the curious.
  10. darkmatter

    darkmatter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2009
    Quote:No offense intended, but with this post, I reviewed your postings---------none of your stated problems were anything I can relate too and didn't seem urgent to someone like me that does not have chickens for pets. I have chickens for eggs, food, fertilizer, bug patrol/control and personal amusement. I will try to answer a practical problem with a practical answer of which I have personal experience with. Check out my BYC page for pics of my Coop & Run with a how I do it explanation. Many questions asked on this forum can be answered by reading "chickens 101" on the home page.

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