BYC FREE & Premium Feather Memberships (PFM)

By BYC Support · Jan 10, 2012 · Updated Jun 23, 2017 · ·
  1. BYC Support
    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.

    Click here to join BYC!

    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 Memer (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
    • 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.

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Recent User Reviews

  1. happy duck
    5/5, 5 out of 5, reviewed Sep 29, 2018
    Great info! Gives me a great idea if for me to decide what membership i want to do!
  2. Silkie_Mom
    5/5, 5 out of 5, reviewed Sep 24, 2018
    I'd love to have this upgrade. Increase my chicken powers! :lol:
  3. ronott1
    "Good Article"
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Sep 18, 2018
    Helpful article explaining the benefits of having a Premium membership


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  1. Abriana
    I have a question, when you purchase a membership and change the part that says “overrrun with chickens” or whatever you’re called (you change it to like “chicken lover” or something) does that change back when the membership is over? Or do you keep that? Is there a way to purchase a forever membership or is the max one year?
  2. Flufferes
    Platinum Poultry memberships allowed you to access a secret part of the forum, is that still possible with Premium Feather?
    1. BYC Support
    2. Flufferes
      cool. Thanks for the quick reply! :)
  3. chicken4prez
  4. CuzChickens
    Well...I was gonna buy the Platinum membership, but I do not meet any of the qualifications....I guess it is the GF
      Chix Omeletti likes this.
    1. Abriana
      What are the requirements?
      Chix Omeletti likes this.
  5. Corona~Barb
    This membership costs to help support the BYC site. It is very expensive to maintain a site like this online. If you want the extra perks, pay for it.
      Phoebus and blackdust951 like this.
  6. Cluckcluck1215
    I want a GFM but I have to pay .they should make it free
      Abriana likes this.
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    2. Cluckcluck1215
      Actually, Now I understand why it ISN'T.
      Mod's and Admin's work so hard to keep this sight up and running, they deserve the money to help keep this Site alive and well!
    3. Abriana
      Oh yeah. I didn’t think of that. Now I see why it costs!
    4. Farmer Connie
      It costs money to run a site on this scale. A lot of money. Advertisers pay the bills. PFM's help as well. By helping them pay the bills, you are awarded privileges.
  7. Lisa Wood
    What does the statuses mean? Like "just hatched" up to "flockmaster)
      Cryss and BYCforlife like this.
  8. Lisa Wood
    How do we unsubscribe to subscription we lost interest in?
      BYCforlife likes this.
    1. Phoebus
      Uh...I don't know....I don't think anyone as ever done that before.....ever.
  9. Lisa Wood
    I am confused. Do we pay for memberships?
      BYCforlife likes this.
    1. Phoebus
      " BYC is completely FREE! You can post questions, upload pictures, subscribe to threads, write articles, etc. for free! "
      to BarbsGirls likes this.
  10. cree57i
    What is BST?
  11. Frindizzle
  12. doitright
    I am sorry-I thought everything was at no cost. I definitely want to get a 6 month GFM membership, so how do I go about it? I had no idea and I also thought I was on the buy, sell, trade how do I get there and can I buy now if I pay you? Please show me what to do at [email protected] and I will follow the best I can. I have been pretty sick and these chickens make me happy but I do not mean to cross any rules-I just can't understand some of them or how to do it. Sorry. Let me pay somewhere-just tell me where.
    thank you and I'm trying "to do it right"
    Margaret Downie-Shultz
      EggWalrus, to BarbsGirls and Phoebus like this.
  13. Frindizzle
  14. Corona~Barb
    Will I be notified when my GFM expires?
  15. mightymax
    I haven't gotten any Youtube video ads yet, but I have started to get various pop-up ads. They actually seem to 'float' across the monitor until they finally settle into the bottom left-hand corner of my screen. I've never had this problem before so I'm not really sure what to do about it. Anyone...???
  16. Mountain Peeps
    I also thought it was earned.
  17. Mr MKK FARMS
    Buy, Sell, or Trade ad. :)
  18. Teri Metcalf
    What is a BST ad?
  19. Labmum2
    How do I upgrade to a GFM? I would be using paypal.
  20. Quailsong
    A lifetime membership would be nice. But I def wouldn't pay anything over $100 for that. Seems too much for a website, unless there's a 12/mo e-mag, and more benefits for a LTM.
  21. MoonShadows
    I, too, would like to see a lifetime membership level.
  22. hillfloweranch
    I would just like to donate for whatever membership. This site and the people are wonderful and I would like to help support it. I've sent an email and hope to learn what it will take to help support the site. My forever thanks to Sally sunshine and Ozexpat and all the people I've met for their help and wonderful stories that keep .."backyard chickens" fun and enjoyable way of life!
      EggWalrus likes this.
  23. chickenbusiness
    I thought that it was earned. Thank you
  24. bairo
    What "stevebaz" said. ;)
  25. StelleKitten
    I'm sad. I want a platinum membership (so I can help) but I don't get into town often enough to hit 500 posts anytime soon. :(
      EggWalrus likes this.
  26. Amanda4414
    oh, i thought it was something you received after so many posts
  27. Mr MKK FARMS
  28. elevan
  29. HallFamilyFarm
    Guess I need to upgrade to Platinum. Having a GFM is enjoyable and we get to see stuff long before others do!
  30. kla37
    What if we don't have paypal? Can we use a regular credit card? I had bad issues with Paypal several years ago, and I don't like using it at all if I can help it.
  31. SteveBaz
    No Lifetime membership available?

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