Membership on BYC is completely FREE (click here to join)!

As a free member you'll see fewer ads (for example, the anchor footer ad at the bottom of the screen is removed) and be able to interact with our community. You can see more benefits of being a free member below.

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Membership Upgrades / Premium Feather Membership:
Over the years we've received requests from our chicken forum members that would like do have the ability to turn off all advertising, receive other upgrades / features, and generally support the BYC community. In response to these requests, we've created the Premium Feather Membership (PFM).

Here is a comparison of the membership types and benefits:

Free Member:
  • All the benefits of a Non-Member +
  • Fewer Ads / Advertisements
  • Post Questions
  • Post Replies To Topics
  • Create Polls
  • Subscribe To Topics
  • Follow / Subscribe to members
  • Message Members Privately
  • Upload Unlimited Pictures / Images
  • Basic signature permissions
  • Create Pages & Articles
  • Give "Likes" to posts, articles, and other content
  • Rate & Review Products & Breeds
Premium Feather Member (PFM):
  • All the benefits of a Free Member +
  • All advertising / ads removed
  • Change your own title
  • Change your username once a year
  • Delete your own posts for 30 days
  • Edit your posts for 6 months
  • Edit your thread titles for 6 months
  • Lock and unlock your threads for 6 months
  • Have a conversation with up to 20 members at a time
  • Edit your conversations for 6 months
  • Enhanced signature permissions (links and more lines of text)
  • 10% Discount in the BYC Store
  • Bookmarks
  • Upgrade to PFM Here

If you wish to gift another member, simply purchase the membership you want to gift through the BYC Store and note in the comments section the username of the giftee.