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Byc Community Faqs Glossary Notable Archives

By DuckLady, Jan 28, 2012 | Updated: Feb 13, 2012 | |
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    Welcome to BYC! -- Includes basic instructions on how to navigate the site

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    General Forum FAQs


    Q: Help - Trouble Logging In or Changing Your Forum Password or Email

    A: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/624017/byc-newsletter-re-registration-email-blast/0_50

    Q: What is the BYC Rule Warning / Infraction System?
    A:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=524146
    A:https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/warning-types-for-the-infractions-system

    Q: How Do I Add An Avatar (picture) To My Profile?
    A:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-do-i-add-change-my-avatar

    Q: How do I post pictures on the forum? On my BYC page?
    A: https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/inserting-pics-in-on-the-new-byc

    Q: How do I use the Buy/Sell/Trade (Auction)?
    A:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/buy-sell-trade-bst-faqs

    Q: What Are Golden Feather Members? What are Platinum members?
    A: https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/byc-memberships-help-support-backyardchickens

    Q: How do I search the BYC Site and forum? (VERY Important for new members!) (You will get much better results using the "advanced" choice located right under the "search" box.) The new "search" requires a bit more information than on the old message board.
    A: https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/search-and-advanced-search-tutorial

    Q: What are user Titles and how / when do they change?
    A: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/190919/forum-user-titles-what-are-they-and-how-when-are-they-changed

    Q: How do I create a page / add information to the BYC Site?
    A: https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/article-tutorial

    Q: How do I subscribe?
    • To Topics and Forums: At the top and bottom of a thread or forum (right under the title) will be a row of links. One will say "Subscribe." Click that; you will be given a choice of how often you'd like to receive updates. Choose and hit "Submit." If you are posting in a thread, at the bottom of the reply box there is a choice to receive updates when others reply. Choose your frequency before posting and then submit your post.
    • To members: Known as "Following," you can receive email updates whenever a member is active on the forum. To follow a member, hover your pointer over their username in a post and click "Follow Member." Or, you can go directly to their profile to do so. Under their avatar you'll see the "Follow Member" link. As with topics and forums, you can choose the frequency of your updates.

    Q:What is the History of BYC?:
    A: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/9631/backyardchickens-com-history-byc-com-ezboardbyc-new-byc-forum

    Q: How do I sign up for the BYC newsletter?
    A:
    Go to your profile and click "Edit Account Details." Scroll down to "Email Preferences" (after "Password"). Check the box next to where it says "Receive BackYard Chickens Email Newsletter."

    Q: How do I submit a pic of the week (POW)?
    A: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/618538/submit-your-chicken-page-for-the-picture-of-the-week-pow

    Q: How do I become a moderator?
    A: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/13536/how-do-you-become-a-moderator



    General Chicken Questions


    Q:How much space do I need per chicken (in coop, in run, total)?
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=18442

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=15096
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=34001


    Q: How many square feet do I need per chicken?
    A: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=2132

    Chicken / Abbreviation Dictionary / BYC Terms:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/...of-common-terms-for-raising-backyard-chickens
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=1638#p1638
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=241913

    Q: What is this lump on the side of my chicken's neck? (Full crop)
    A: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/58809/large-soft-lump-on-all-my-chickens-neck-at-the-bottom- right



    Q: How much should I charge for eggs?
    A: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/448371/how-much-to-charge-for-eggs/0_50

    Q: Where do I get / buy egg cartons?
    A: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/410004/egg-cartons
    A: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/304766/where-to-buy-cartons-that-fit-jumbo-coturnix-eggs

    Q. What is the Deep Litter Method?
    A: https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/deep-litter-method-the-easiest-way-to-deal-with-chicken-litter-dlm

    Q. How do I find out if it is legal to keep chickens where I live?
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/3/Laws
    If you live in the USA, then you can find your towns laws online at www.municode.com
    If you live in the UK, then ring up Environmental Health. Normally there aren't any hard and fast rules, apart from no cockerels.

    Q: When or how do I free range my chickens?
    A: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/562244/what-age-can-chickens-free-range/0_50
    A:https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/402848/what-are-the-ups-and-downs-to-free-ranging/0_50

    Q: What is DE, how is it used and is it safe for my chickens?
    A:https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/food-grade-de-diatomaceous-earth
    A:https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=3688
    A:https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=705
    A:https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=3800

    Q: What is grit and when to I give it to my chickens?
    A:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/feed-chart
    A:https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=8833
    A:https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=8907
    A:https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=9465
    A:https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=9052

    Q: What is Oyster Shell used for and when do I give it to my hens?
    A:https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=9109
    A:https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=9927
    A:https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=3808

    Q: What is scratch? How and when do I give it to my chickens?
    A:https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=8545
    A:https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=8503
    A:https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=8704

    What incubator should I get:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=15091
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/542516/best-incubator/0_50Learning
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=32402&p=1
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=31806&p=1

    How to build an incubator
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=19675
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=21547
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=8510
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=19496

    Chicken first-aid kit
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=33871
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=3054
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=454
    http://dlhunicorn.conforums.com/index.cgi?board=emergencies
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/517234/medical-treatments-recommended-by-bycers#post_6580204
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/first-aid-kit-for-chickens


    Why can't I peel my hardboiled eggs, and what do I do about it?
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=24428
    "newer" thread https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/115799/crazy-easy-way-to-make-hard-boiled-eggs


    Prolapse:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=32448
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=26390&p=1
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=20555

    Egg bound
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=32648&p=1
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=22308

    Chick raising care sheet:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/...ks-the-first-60-days-of-raising-baby-chickens
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=409847#p409847
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/624383/heat-in-broody-method/0_50#post_8323694

    how to tell if an egg is fertile/Infertile
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/16008/how-to-tell-a-fertile-vs-infertile-egg-pictures

    My chickens are pecking/eating each other's feathers:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=34705
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=31291
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=36139
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=30486

    Sour Crop
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/614951/help-me-with-sour-crop-please/0_50

    Helping chicks out of shell/ when to intervene:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=9316

    Q. How do I get chickens ready for Fall Winter and Cold Weather?
    A.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/392510/first-winter-with-chickens/0_50


    Q: Where can I go to ask a "how to" question if it's not listed here?
    A:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/623247/byc-ask-us/0_50#post_8304291






    To add to this list, please reply to this thread with a general FAQ and Answer / Link in the same format as above:
    Q: General Question Here
    A: Link to thread with answers here

    NOTE: In an effort to keep this post / thread clean we'll delete off topic replies and maybe other replies once the FAQ is added to this main post.

    Special Staff THANK YOU to seminolewind and Lothiriel for their hard work in updating and freshening our FAQ information!

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