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Okay peeps, we need your help!

 

BYC continues to grow and grow! We also love to have fun contests & giveaways! Well, these contests take time, so we decided to reach out to our community members for help. Yes, we are recruiting new volunteer BYC Project Managers!

 

What do Volunteer Project Managers do?  All kinds of things, but a few examples:

  1. Help start, run, manage, and judge contests
  2. Assist with entering data and information
  3. Provide support for big and small projects that help us improve BYC

 

What are the benefits of being a Volunteer Project Manager?

  1. The opportunity to "pay-it-forward"! There were people who helped you when you were new... now's your chance to help literally millions of other chicken owners all over the world!
  2. A very special Project Manager badge!
  3. A FREE Golden Feather Membership (GFM) while you are an active volunteer Project Manager.
  4. The recognition and thanks of the owner of BYC, the BYC Moderators, and countless other peeps.
  5. Additional benefits, gifts, etc. for the most helpful BYC VPM's!


Do you have what it takes to be a BYC Volunteer Project Manager? The requirements for this role are as follows:

  1. Good knowledge of, and love for the BYC community. It helps to know how to do things like start threads, post images, links, videos, etc.
  2. Active BYC member with a good track record: We need peeps who can be available to help out with projects, contest running/judging etc as needed
  3. Knowledge of Google docs, especially spreadsheets, isn't required but would be handy

 

 

So, if you think you would make a good Project Manager, send a PM with a bit more information about yourself and your skills/availability the main BYC Project Manager account.

 

 

Also, we need your help brainstorming ideas!

 

We have a lot of good contest and project ideas, but we could always use more!!

Help us brainstorm some ideas for contests and projects. Any idea is a good idea!  :) 

Rob - Married to my wife Emily for 15 years and have two daughters, 12 and 9.  Home to five mixed hens
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Rob - Married to my wife Emily for 15 years and have two daughters, 12 and 9.  Home to five mixed hens
Nifty-Stuff.com | TheEasyGarden.com  | SufficientSelf.com | BackYardHerds.com
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post #2 of 23

New feature idea -

You could add an Inventory feature to the profiles, so that members could list the birds they have, and even the birds they want. Some people will just want to list the breeds, other will list individual birds (with names?). Some might want to make their lists searchable, others keep them private, or visible but not searchable.

 

There are lots of ways you could go with this. These scenarios are possible ways this would be used:

1. I want "cochins" and I have an upcoming trip to TN, are there any BYC members in the town I'm going to that have cochins and would sell me some eggs?

2. I am thinning my flock and would like to find a good home for my "platinum rock" project. Is there anyone that is looking for those that would continue my project and give my birds a good home?

3. No one I know has dorkings and I want some, but not the 25 that I need to order from "DorkingsR'us", are there any members close to me that also want some that I could combine an order with?

 

I'm sure people can think of other uses for this.

Raising lots of fun poultry: Cream Legbars, Welbars, Bielefelders, California Greys, and 6 colors / sizes of Ameraucanas

Also Turkeys, Guineas and Peafowl

 

I have eggs and chicks available for sale from some of these breeds, details at my website

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Raising lots of fun poultry: Cream Legbars, Welbars, Bielefelders, California Greys, and 6 colors / sizes of Ameraucanas

Also Turkeys, Guineas and Peafowl

 

I have eggs and chicks available for sale from some of these breeds, details at my website

How to make a hoop tractor

Incubator Recommendations

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post #3 of 23

marking place for later,

Edit to add,I can use M S Office and Open Office would that help?

Scott


Edited by scottcaddy - 2/1/15 at 5:45am

1 puts up with me DW, 3DD's, a few grand kids, a few chicks, a alot of pigeons, a few chicks, a few horses, a few  chicks,  a few dogs, a few more chicks, a few cats, alot of chickens,  alot more chicks, And only 2 acres for all of them to grow, thrive, and have fun on.

 

This time BYC chickens from early 90's, 1st time with Granddad and his layers on his dairy farm back in the 60's

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1 puts up with me DW, 3DD's, a few grand kids, a few chicks, a alot of pigeons, a few chicks, a few horses, a few  chicks,  a few dogs, a few more chicks, a few cats, alot of chickens,  alot more chicks, And only 2 acres for all of them to grow, thrive, and have fun on.

 

This time BYC chickens from early 90's, 1st time with Granddad and his layers on his dairy farm back in the 60's

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post #4 of 23

A private thread would be cool!

Let us then with CONFIDENCE, draw near to the throne of GRACE, that we may receive MERCY, and find GRACE, to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16

This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 188:24

I can do all things through CHRIST who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13

 

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Let us then with CONFIDENCE, draw near to the throne of GRACE, that we may receive MERCY, and find GRACE, to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16

This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 188:24

I can do all things through CHRIST who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13

 

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post #5 of 23
@Nifty-Chicken are you still looking for volunteers?
Stay curious.
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post #6 of 23
Thread Starter 

Always!!!!  :D

 

Send a private message to @sumi if you're interested in helping out!!

Rob - Married to my wife Emily for 15 years and have two daughters, 12 and 9.  Home to five mixed hens
Nifty-Stuff.com | TheEasyGarden.com  | SufficientSelf.com | BackYardHerds.com
Upgrade to a Golden Feather Membership - Check Out BYC on Facebook

Having Technical Problems?  See our troubleshooting article here!

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Rob - Married to my wife Emily for 15 years and have two daughters, 12 and 9.  Home to five mixed hens
Nifty-Stuff.com | TheEasyGarden.com  | SufficientSelf.com | BackYardHerds.com
Upgrade to a Golden Feather Membership - Check Out BYC on Facebook

Having Technical Problems?  See our troubleshooting article here!

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post #7 of 23

Hi!! I am wondering if I could volunteer is there any way I could volunteer and help out I would love to help out :)

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I'm getting more chickens!!!

I miss my Smokey girl!  

I'm an animal lover!

 

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I'm getting more chickens!!!

I miss my Smokey girl!  

I'm an animal lover!

 

☀︎𝓢𝓾𝓶𝓶𝓮𝓻☀︎

☃☃☃♡☃☃☃

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post #8 of 23
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Hi!! I am wondering if I could volunteer is there any way I could volunteer and help out I would love to help out :)

same!

i sent a PM to the BYC project manager about becoming a project manager and am not getting a response... can i still become one? 

i love my flock of 13 chickens, my fish, Leif, and my 2 tank snails, Spice, and Oyster. they mean the world to me. 
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i love my flock of 13 chickens, my fish, Leif, and my 2 tank snails, Spice, and Oyster. they mean the world to me. 
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post #9 of 23
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Originally Posted by summerb123 View Post

 
Hi!! I am wondering if I could volunteer is there any way I could volunteer and help out I would love to help out smile.png
same!
i sent a PM to the BYC project manager about becoming a project manager and am not getting a response... can i still become one? 
Make sure you PM @sumi if you're interested. I'm not sure who is in charge of the account BYC Project Manager, but they may not see messages as often as if you send directly to @sumi smile.png
Stay curious.
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Stay curious.
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post #10 of 23
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Make sure you PM @sumi if you're interested. I'm not sure who is in charge of the account BYC Project Manager, but they may not see messages as often as if you send directly to @sumi smile.png

ok! thanks silkiecuddles! 

i love my flock of 13 chickens, my fish, Leif, and my 2 tank snails, Spice, and Oyster. they mean the world to me. 
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i love my flock of 13 chickens, my fish, Leif, and my 2 tank snails, Spice, and Oyster. they mean the world to me. 
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