BackYardChickens.com Membership Upgrades
Membership on BYC is completely FREE! You can post questions, upload pictures, subscribe to threads, etc. for free! Over the years we've received requests from our chicken forum members that would like do have the ability to turn off advertising, get a special badge, or just simply support the BYC community.
Here is a comparison of the membership types and benefits:
Golden Feather Member Details:
You can purchase a GFM in our store. Here is the pricing:
Do you have 2 BYC members in your house? We will give them a free matching GFM membership if you provide their username when paying. If you wish to upgrade from a 6 month to a one year membership, you may do so within 30 days of the start of your membership and just pay the $8 difference. Custom titles are subject to approval and may not be someone else's username.
Platinum Poultry Member (PPM) Details:
• Must have been registered as a BYC member for 6 months
• Must have at least 500 posts
• Must have at least 90% positive feedback in the new BSA feedback system (if selling)
6 months: $35
1 year: $60
If you are already a GFM you can apply every month of remaining GFM to this new system at a rate of $2 for each month remaining (up to $20 max discount). So, if you have 3 months of GFM left you will get $6 off your Platinum Membership.
How to upgrade to a PPM:
1. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with a request to upgrade, your username, and the amount of time (6 months or a year).
2. Our store manager will check your stats (time as member, posts, feedback) and if you qualify you'll receive an invoice from Paypal which will take into account how much GFM time you have remaining.
3. Your upgrade to this new group will happen within 48 hours (usually faster, but it is a manual process so give us plenty of time)
If you wish to gift another member, simply purchase the membership you want to gift and note in the comments section the username of the giftee.