Why are most BYC'ers female?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by racuda, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. racuda

    racuda Songster

    Oct 1, 2008
    North Carolina
    Just curious...[​IMG]
  2. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

    Feb 3, 2009
    Hope Mills, NC
    Because we fall for the awwww factor and the DH's try to resist but eventually cave to the chicken addiction, but tries to hold a strong front. [​IMG] Actually, I never noticed they were!
  3. pixie74943

    pixie74943 Songster

    May 25, 2009
    Adelaide, Australia
    I see a lot of men on BYC, but I always assume theyre women until Im told otherwise since I assume to nurturing animals loving quality belongs to women.
  4. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    I noticed that too... perhaps because it's more of a female movement towards the whole home-farm-back to nature thing?
  5. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member 10 Years

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    I think there are just as many guys as gals on BYC. I suppose you could do a poll about it (i.e. Are you male/female?) to find out. Of course, with 60,000 members, you'd need a lot of responses to the poll to get a good idea of the real demographics. [​IMG]
  6. St-Hubert

    St-Hubert Chicken Convert

    Apr 6, 2010
    Anniston, AL
    There are a few of us males on here that are into the "nurturing animals" thing as well....don't think that's a female-monopolized area, but I do believe you might have more of an instinct for it. [​IMG]
    My excuse is that it was my wife that guided me to this site once she convinced me we needed chickens. (She's a member, but is more of a lurker than a poster). I was dead-set against having chickens, but it took me....oh....two minutes to fall head-over-heels for the little fuzzy butts, and I have been completely swept up in this addiction. Heck, my idea for the next flock actually involves a larger number of chickens than my DW had in mind!
    Female, male....doesn't really make much difference. The folk on here really know their stuff and there is a lot of helping-out for we new people. [​IMG]
  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    I think there are way more women. I feel outnumbered.

    That said, more women are closer to home............ where the chickens are.
  8. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    By nature and by nurture, women are generally more communicative (chatty...lol).

    Generally- not always so please...no flaming.
  9. astatula

    astatula Songster

    Mar 19, 2009
    Because the women are always sitting at home with nothing to do while the Men are working hard to pay the bills. We just do not have the time to play all day!!!
  10. Jennyhaschicks

    Jennyhaschicks Songster

    May 3, 2008
    Quote:[​IMG]I hope this is a joke.

    I can only speak for myself here. I am more into social type atmospheres on the net then my husband. I can tell you though that he has used my account to browse stuff on here though. [​IMG]

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