1. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop

    Have you ever considered another sister site to BYC?

    I know you have EasyGarden, SelfSufficient, and Backyard Cows, What if you had a site that could cover the following areas:

    Forum Topics Posts Last post
    New Member Introductions
    1768 24270
    There are new posts
    Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates
    831 19345
    Where am I? Where are you!
    985 51656
    Arts, Crafts, Sports, Collecting, Hobby-Swaps, etc.
    499 28241
    Games, Jokes, and Fun!
    1311 66605
    Chickenstocks, Shows & Swaps
    1278 32037
    Random Ramblings
    12503 270934
    Waterfowl - Ducks, Geese, Swan, etc.
    3452 30954
    Other Fowl - Turkeys, Pigeons, Doves, Quail, etc.
    3231 32328
    Other Pets & Livestock
    4709 70843
    Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes
    1510 22698

    The above is just a sampling but most have very little to do with BackYard chickens.

    On the top line there could be a link to that site that would mirror this site, but none of those posts would show up in the recent posts, same would be true of the sister site it would have a link to BYC that deals only with Chickens? Going through recent posts, you really have to do a bunch of sorting to get to the chicken posts anymore. I love other animals, but I get tired of goat posts for example... just one more title to read that I'm not going to click on.

    You could call the sister site "Nifty's Nook" or "BYC Social" or "The Feed Lot" or "Chicken Run" or "Free Range" ... you could have a contest to name it. If it's hooked to the site, you could still advertise and I can see it being a run away success.

    Just a thought, what think ye all?
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2009
  2. Delta2 23

    Delta2 23 Flock Master

    Sep 4, 2008
    So....this is basically BYC just without the chickens. Cool !! [​IMG]
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    No chickens?? Nah, don't like that idea. Sorry. [​IMG]
  4. chickenfanatic

    chickenfanatic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2008
    deming new mexico
    no chickens who would want something so obsurd. hehehe maybe im biased though.
  5. Scoop

    Scoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 16, 2009
    Central PA
    Hmmmm... Somehow it just wouldn't be the same! I agree that I am mostly interested in chickens, but hey, I just don't click on the goat, horses and whatever threads if I'm not interested. There are so many interesting threads here that I don't have time to read them all. It's kind of neat discovering I have the same experiences that others have even if it isn't directly related to chickens. So you are saying to have a seperate website with no chicken talk... and I suspect you would not visit that site? Now that's a serious chicken addict! [​IMG]
  6. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    Interesting concept, but I have to agree that what makes BYC so special is the camaraderie and life sharing and fun we have.

    Thare are lots of forums that are "just chicken" and they are sterile and while full of info, I doubt anyone cares about anyone else on a level that doesn't include chickens or shows or breeds.
    Just the facts. And that's no fun. You can buy a book for that and save the money having the internet.

    This is my personal opinion and doesn't imply agreement by BYC, it's owners and subsidiaries.
  7. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    The common bond we all have are our birds. Chicken people "get" me.
  8. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member


    I tend to agree with some of the posts above that it is interesting, but would unfortunately be detrimental to the community.
  9. AngelzFyre

    AngelzFyre Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 18, 2007
    Pell City, Alabama
    This is the ONLY website I actually spend hours on daily. I wait all day long til everyone's in bed and I can come and read the day's posts.
    I did originally come here for the chicken info when I first got my new chicks but now I also come here to hear about all the other different animals people have that also have chickens. I've learned about canning and bought a pressure cooker to start that this summer, and enough about goats that we are adding those next.
    I've got recipes galore and now my family isn't bored with supper anymore. MsPrissy's yogurt has taken over at least a day on the weekends(I try to make at least 2-3 batches) and everyone else's ideas on crafts,coops, and just general animal husbandry just keep me constantly imagining all that can be done in those aspects.
    The variety is why I've enjoyed the list so much and it's not gotten old and stale. I love hearing about what's going on with everyone, praying for folks--and just general great comraderie that lifts me up when some days the world around us just plain stinks.
    Please don't change anything too much. This forum rocks!

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