Welcome To BYC!

By BYC Support · Jan 11, 2012 · Updated Mar 20, 2013 · ·
  1. BYC Support
    Hi Peeps! :frow

    Welcome to BackYardChickens.com website!

    There are a ton of exciting new features and areas of the site for you to explore. To help get started we suggest you watch this video that walks through the main parts of the site, especially the forum:

    Video "How To" Demo of Using BYC:

    For those that want a quick idea of the different navigation options, here’s an example of the “Forum” list with notes on the various links and options:


    Where are my favorite places?

    If you were a member of the old site, here are a few of the most popular pages and their locations on the new site:

    We have a handful of areas you can go for lots of information about the new site:

    This is my first time ever on BYC, where should I go now?

    If you’ve never been to BYC before, we highly suggest you visit the following: REQUIRED & SUGGESTED READING FOR THE BYC FORUM

    I found a bug / saw an error, what do I do?

    If If you’re having problems with the site:

    First, look through our section called BYC Website & Forum Feedback & Announcements to see if others are posting the same problem.

    If it hasn’t been reported, then we need VERY specific details so we can reproduce the problem and find a solution. Saying, “I can’t login” or “I got an error” or “I can’t upload pictures” will not be enough information for us to help you.

    Read over "How To Troubleshoot & Report Problems" for more information.

    Next Steps:

    Now you're ready to start posting! You may also want to check out the "Required Reading" thread on BYC.

    You're best bet is to introduce yourself in our "New Member Introductions" section and look for the “Post New Thread” link/button. new_thread.PNG

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  1. equinehugger3
    Great job, you guys! I love it! :D
  2. heritagebirds
    Yeah! Glad we're back up and running!
  3. FourPawz
    Wow, the folks responsible for redoing the site did an amazing job. Bravo, folks!
  4. sunny & the 5 egg layers
    I love the new website! You guys did a fantastic job!
  5. rebel yell
    Maybe it will take a while, But I cant find anything !!!!
  6. kyrose
    Great job guys!! Two thumbs up!!
  7. Fay at Frizzled Feathers
    Great job guys ! I really like the new look, now if only I can figure out how to use it LOL :)
  8. judyki2004
    The site looks great! Blessings :O)
  9. asher
    LOVE being able to hover over posts to get the gist of what they are! Favorite new feature so far! Thumbs up!
  10. cubalaya
    good job!
  11. chickenhead1
    We're BACKyc!! Yippee! No more withdrawels
  12. GhostRider65
    Great looking re-do, now I just have to figure out where everything went..... hopefully it won't take this old dog too many new tricks to navigate this beautifully done website. TY all Kim
  13. The Sheriff
    Looks good and so far HughesNet can handle it! Just have to watch my daily allowance.
  14. hmmcc123
    Can't wait to figure this thing out! Looks great!!
  15. Chicken Rustler
    I don't do well with change and am not very computer sharp but I did play in the sand box and have been really eggscited to get to try the new features. You guys AND gals have done AWESOME ! ! ! ! Thank you
  16. Lisa0318
    yayyy...so excited to try this out...great new look...thanx you guys are amazing...
  17. Evelle
    Will be needing time to get use to this :)
  18. The Turken Lady
    Awesome~!! :DD You guys did a great job on the new site! I love it.
  19. oesdog
    Ahhhhhhhhh - Ok I am back!!!!!!!! First off I tried to get into the site and had to look up my password etc . I knew it was right because I went becak to the original acceptance post to get it. Copied and pasted but - I was locked out!!!!!!! But I am back now after getting a new password!!!!!!!!! I was geting withdraw but am now safely back int he BYC chicken run!!!!!!!!
    Now I just have to figure where everyone and everything is!!!!!! The new site looks good but I may be lost for sometime finding my way about!
  20. Ole rooster
    Wow, when y'all said new you were not kidding.
  21. pulletmom#1
    ok, so where did the hatching eggs 4sale sight go????????????
  22. dumb_cluck
    Go back to "normal" please.........
  23. lin48
    Great to be a part of the new website
  24. 3loadsofpink
    dramatic change...but so pretty to look @.
    a great thk u to the web god/ess.
  25. Bianca67
    frustrated that i can't seem to get e-mail notice from the threads i am following, have picked immediate and still am getting nothing.
  26. terrilhb
    I love the new look. But I can say it is definetly going to take me awhile to figure it out. I don't do well with change. But that is with everything in my life. Thank you to everyone who was involved. You all worked hard and deserve a big round of applause.
  27. magistradomina
    Yay! Thank you BYC! Can you make the text appear in color?
  28. Magic Birdie
    This new one is sort of confusing, but it's nice!
  29. Lotsapaints
    Stumbling around finding stuff. I like it and soon I know I'll be knowing my way around ..I have slow DSL couldn't watch the video off Facebook but later when I have more time I'm trying again
  30. Muzzie
    I too had to get a new password my old one just didn't work. We I am now up a running look out!
  31. Victoria215
    Hi everyone- Our family is new to the whole site and idea of raising chickens. We are going to do a lot of homework, before we dive in, so wish us luck & hopefully we will up and running so with our own feathered friends. Victoria~from CA
  32. mamabigbird
    Looks good guys ... but a challenge to an old hen.
    OK ! I can do this. "C'mon, brain, you'll need to think again."
  33. dmclalin
    You did a very detailed and thorogh job. I've just started poking around and I'm sure I'll see more new things. Good Job!!
  34. Talks2Chickens
    I've been watching and reading along for the past two years. You have always been my "go to" for information. When you were in the midst of the change, I got so excited I had to finally become a member. You guys are the greatest. The forums are both educational and encouraging. Keep up the great work! O' community of Peeps.
    and of course - Thank You BYC !!!
  35. Nic&Chickies
    I feel bad for any absolute newbie who gets to this page first (http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/welcome-to-byc) because there's no link!
    This is my first time ever on BYC, where should I go now?If you’ve never been to BYC before, we highly suggest you visit the following:
  36. Lady Chickadee
    Love the new website!!!Good job!
  37. mates5
    Wonderful site...keep up the great work!
  38. Chickielady
    So far, it is fantastic!
    All I can say besides that is WOW, well done !!!!!!!!!!
  39. Englishjodes
    The new look rocks!
  40. Chickielady
    Although, there is the issue of every PM I have ever recieved or ever sent STILL in my PM trash~~~~~~~
    Any idea how to empty the trash ?
  41. phasianidae
    Awesome! I like.
  42. chickcribs
    where's my hit counter on my coop page?
  43. Charm1704
    I m overwhelmed...I know I will figure it out, it will just take time. Can we no longer bid on hatching eggs and get feedback? It appears it's a buy it now ? I want that part of the OLD BYC BACK!~CHARM1704
  44. ParadiseFoundFarm
    Great new site. Mostly intuitive. Bravo to you. I have a question though, where are the benefits to being a Golden feather or Platinum member?
  45. new chick 203
    Looks great. The only comment I have is on the device for picking Breeds doesn't have anyplace choosing temperament or confine-ability like some other sites.
  46. VkyVky
    I like the new site! I guess this allows for more growth. Wonderful!
  47. the4heathernsmom
    System ErrorWe're sorry, but there's been an error in our system, and we can't complete your request. Please report this error to us, using our feedback system. Thanks!
    You can also go back and try again.
    This is what I keep getting on my homepage when I first come on the site. I have tried refreshing etc nothing works until I have been looking around and clicking and looking on the forum then I go back to homepage and the pictures are there set up like it is supposed to be. What's wrong? Do I need to do something?
  48. KummerPoultryFarm
    very informative
  49. KummerPoultryFarm
  50. NYChicks345
    Great Job! Much more user friendly, I love it....now all we need is a BYC iPhone App....please:)

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