Why lurk when you can have your own username and forum persona, and let us enjoy your company and that of your chickens?
Membership is, and always will be, FREE (Sign up here!). We just want to let you know about all the great reasons for you to join us as a full-fledged BYC member:
We are a Family-Friendly Community of Chicken Enthusiasts
We have a strong sense of community here on BackYard Chickens (BYC). People come here seeking advice about their chickens and end up making friends. We pride ourselves in maintaining a fully-moderated, friendly and welcoming community, where flaming, cursing and trolling are not acceptable. Since you can’t get away with chicken talk 24/7 around your friends, you can come here to BYC where other enthusiasts are always around to discuss how to incubate eggs, what treats you can feed your chickens, and many more topics. So relax, make yourself at home, and enjoy the good vibes!
Get Specific Advice for Poultry Problems
We have several topic-specific forums dealing with chicken care. You can search our vast forums, read articles in our Learning Center, or post your own question and get quick informative answers from fellow members about raising chicks, feeding and watering your flock, chicken behavior, chicken breeds and much more. If we don't know the answer, we'll help you research for one, and, most importantly, offer you our support.
Show Off Your Birds!
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and we love seeing pictures of everyone's chickens! There are so many ways to show off your birds on BYC, and you can be sure you'll get a lot of ooooh's and aaaahh's! We have a special forum dedicated to Pictures & Stories Of My Chickens, where we enjoy sharing fun anecdotes and photos. You can also upload your pictures to our Gallery, and share them in your albums. If you built your own coop, you can create a coop page with info about your coop build, or one full of pictures of your flock and have that indexed in our member pages section.
As a BYC member, you have access to contests and giveaways where the prizes include things such as gift certificates to our Store, Premium Feather Memberships, books, poultry supplies, and more. (Who doesn't like free stuff?!)
Our members share objective, detailed reviews of breeds and poultry products in our Reviews section, as well as in the forums, and industry leaders listen. We get feedback directly in the forums, as well as behind the scenes. Your voice matters, and BYC is here to let you be heard!
Make It Your Own
As a registered member, you can control your content stream here on BYC. By subscribing to specific forums, threads, and even users, you can create your own custom page and focus on your areas of choice. Coop improvement? Breed discussions? Hatching eggs? Create your own channel with your favorite content and set up email notifications in your frequency of choice. You get full control once you join.
You can get lost in all of the threads and topics on BYC and have a blast doing it. You may even stumble across ideas for something you never considered and then decide you have to do it. Put your own twist on it, then share it on BYC to inspire other chicken keepers.
Registering is Easy—Here's How!
To become a member at BYC, all you need is a valid email address and a password. Just click here for our quick registration page!
Where the Cluck is Understood
We're crazy about chickens, just like you. BYC is where you can share your love for all things chicken, unabashed and without fearing criticism. Sign up here!
Membership Upgrades—Premium Feather Membership (PFM)
Membership to BYC is 100% FREE, but if you want to upgrade your membership to turn off advertising, and have other great features, click here!
Here's a "How To" Demo Of BYC:
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