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Your Help Needed! - What Are The Top Chicken FAQ's?

Discussion in 'BYC Website & Forum Feedback & Announcements' started by Nifty-Chicken, Jul 3, 2011.

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  1. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    UPDATE: We're getting lots of great submissions, but we need more "in depth" questions.
    Example: Instead of questions like you'd hear from people that don't have chickens, e.g., "How many eggs do chickens lay?" we'd like to see questions that people would post when they have their chickens, like; "How much space do my chickens need in their coop" or "What is this lump on the side of my chicken's neck" or "How do I protect my flock from eagles".


    Ok peeps!

    We've got a ton of great information on our website and on our forum, but we still get a lot of requests to consolidate the information better. Sure, we can run database queries and other technical things, but we want YOUR HELP to figure this out.

    What questions do you think most people ask about raising backyard chickens? Everything from hatching eggs and raising chicks, to predators, diseases, coops, and more...

    Click on the link below and fill out our form. Try to come up with 5 chicken questions you had when you first got chickens and/or you think are asked the most often.

    CLICK HERE


    Once we get a ton of submissions we'll compare the results from our peeps to what we see in the database and hopefully come up with some great information that will help everyone!


    (BTW, you can submit just one question or submit hundreds. [​IMG] )

    Thanks for your help!!!

    [​IMG]
     
  2. haygrif

    haygrif Out Of The Brooder

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    One question I find myself constantly answering is how I get eggs from hens without having a rooster. It seems like the general population doesn't understand the chicken reproductive process very well. [​IMG]

    I will brainstorm. I know there's tons more, just can't think of them right now.
     
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2011
  3. livin-green

    livin-green Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Agreed! [​IMG]
     
  4. NixNoodleNumbat

    NixNoodleNumbat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2011
    Australia
    I'll go through my topics and have a look…
     
  5. froggie71

    froggie71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    If you do have roosters, how do you know there isn't a chick in the egg?
    How long does it take to have a chick hatch?
    What time do roosters start crowing?
    How many eggs do hens lay?
    How many eggs do roosters lay? [​IMG]
    How do you know what color egg a chicken will lay?
    How much space is needed to keep chickens?
    How do I know if I'm allowed to keep chickens?
    What is a "fart" egg?
    How much should I sell my eggs for?
    How do you send eggs/chicks in the mail?

    I could probably think of a million more.
     
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  6. ShelterGirl

    ShelterGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Agreed! [​IMG]

    I also find myself answering this, especially working at the shelter. When they first found out I adored chickens, I was asked (and still am) if it takes a male to produce an egg. Explaining the whole...ordeal and process...phew -__-
     
  7. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    Lots of great questions posted already!

    A quick point of clarification: Instead of questions like you'd hear from people that don't have chickens, e.g., "How many eggs do chickens lay?" we'd like to see questions that people would post when they already have chickens, like; "How much space do my chickens need in their coop" or "What is this lump on the side of my chicken's neck" or "How do I protect my flock from eagles".

    I hope that help!
     
  8. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

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    How long do chickens live?
    How do I get them to go to bed at night?
    How old are they when they can go outside?
    If it's hot outside during the day do I still need a heat lamp for my chicks?
    How can I tell if it's a boy?
    When will my hen start to lay?
    How old are they when they stop eating starter feed?
    Do chicks need grit?
    How do I merge two different age groups together?
    What is "free ranging"?
    How many nest boxes do I need?
    Why feed medicated starter feed?
    If the eggs are fertile am I eating a baby?
    Explaining the bantam is not a breed it's a size of bird
    Do I need a rooster to fill the eggs?
    Then why have a rooster?
    Can I have bantam and standard sizes together in one coop?
    How can I tell which chicken lays which egg?
    What is the difference in a hen/pullet rooster/cockerel?
    Can I eat duck eggs?


    I could go on and on......... And on.
     
  9. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is the difference between an Ameraucana, Easter egger and Araucana? [​IMG]
     
  10. clbdownunder

    clbdownunder Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Agreed! [​IMG]

    Oh yeah, I get that question all the time! As well as the opposite, if I have a rooster, how do I know which eggs are fertile? That really seems to turn some folks off on buying fertile eggs to eat!
     
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