9,000 BYC Members!!

Discussion in 'Announcements, Feedback, Issues, & Guides' started by Nifty-Chicken, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator

    I'd be surprised if it happens today, but I'd be shocked if it didn't happen by tomorrow.

    Congradulations to this whole amazing community for making BYC the fastest growing and best destination for people interested in chickens!

    So, let's start a countdown... er... um... countup!

    As of right now: 8984 members!
  2. MRNpoultry

    MRNpoultry Songster

    Mar 2, 2008
    Gibsonville, NC
    When I joined about 2 months ago there were not even 7,000 members. This site is really growing.
  3. Amazing and astounding!!
    It's awesome what a great job you (and all the members and moderators) have done restoring/rebuilding backyardchickens.com.

    The goal is a chicken or three in EVERY backyard!

    Thanks again,
  4. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Songster

    Apr 8, 2007
    when i joined, there was a fraction of this.
  5. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    that's awesome! But then, what do you expect from a site filled with helpful chicken addicts all here to enable an addiction to peeps!!! LOL!!! Keep up the good work!!!
  6. MRNpoultry

    MRNpoultry Songster

    Mar 2, 2008
    Gibsonville, NC
    I frogot to say thanks to the mod's and members. Ya'll have been real helpful.
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
  8. chickenlisa

    chickenlisa Invincible Summer

    Apr 9, 2007
    I second that! Thank you to all Moderators, and all others who are so helpful and enabling, encouraging, etc. This is my latest (4 yrs old now) obsession and my friends are just starting to realize how obsessive/addictive I really am. they sort of look at me sideways when i say something about my online chicken friends...they didn't realize BYC was even there until I told them all about it. I'm helping to spread the addiction to more of my friends...at least the ones who weren't already owned by chickens. They are the ones I caught it from!
  9. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator

    We went to the feed store today and looked at their chick orders. I'm in a pretty urban area and am amazed that they can order and sell so many chickens in this area:

    This tells me two things:

    1) I've got to put more bumper stickers for BYC on my cars so I can find all these people!
    2) Keeping chickens, even in the city, is just super easy and fun! Everyone should have at least 3 chickens!

    I think it's just an issue of educating people about our hobby (just make they don't know it is an obsession). If people knew how simple and enjoyable it is to raise chickens I think people wouldn't just understand why we do it... they'd all want a piece of the action... and that brings us back to the reason this thread was started: 50 new people every day are finding out how cool chickens are! Just make sure we all continue to be here to help them out (both as educators and enablers!)

    BTW, we're at 8991 members!!! Just 9 more to go!

  10. I am so excited for BYC, thank you all moderators for your help, and for the rest of you guys for making this web site to be a safe place to let your kids come to. Thank you for letting us keep prayer in our lives on here too. It really means the world to me.

    God Bless you all!


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