You try it before we buy it

Discussion in 'Website Announcements, Feedback, Issues, & Guides' started by ScoobyRoo, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2008
    Land of OZ
    Has this been approached yet? I thought if we could have an index where the mods (or memebers) volunteer to try out certain chicken products and then give the BYC the feed back. I'm sure funding would be an issue on buying some of these products, but...[​IMG]
    Just a thought
  2. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    Not sure I understand what you're asking. We don't have anything like that, but we'd love to hear any ideas and suggestions that will help the community.
  3. Catstar68

    Catstar68 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2009
    Franklinton, NC
    Like a Chicken Owner's Consumers Report?
  4. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2008
    Land of OZ
    Quote:Yep, that is what I mean! Things like leg bands, peepers, pesticide, cleaning agents for coops, stuff for showing birds, Or when someone is trying to market a new product (as in sexing the chicks) etc..

    There may not even be enough products for chickens out there to justify doing a ''consumer type'' report. After all I consider myself a newbie and don't know what all is really out there for chickens and other fowls.
    Again, just a thought. [​IMG]
  5. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

    Jul 16, 2009
    best coast
    Guinea pig moderators?! Hey, how about WE be the guinea pigs! Or you, since you brought it up! Just kidding.
  6. insiderart

    insiderart Obviously Insane

    Apr 30, 2009
    Well no need for BYC to purchase things. I think we could just have a "Consumer Reports" of what happened when someone used a product. So many people already are using new and old products.

    Could be broken down into segments: Incubators/Hatching, Feeds, Medications/Treatments, Coop products... anyway. It would be a nice little database of reporting from BYC members. Would be great if a star rating system could be added, but I'm not sure of the software cost or bandwidth needed for this.
  7. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2008
    Land of OZ
    Quote:There is a start. I agree with you. Not sure what Nifty is capable of doing (website wise), which is about anything. [​IMG]
  8. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
    I think this topic may have some legs, we should dig into it.

  9. LegHorn-BusHorn

    LegHorn-BusHorn Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Near STL mo
    i think it would be great. I just had to go out and buy what I thought would work..So far most of it has worked for me, I have gotten a lot of advice from this forem.
  10. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    I agree....having a section for reviews/ratingsfor chcken related items posters have purchased and used and their experience with it.... CCR ChickenConsumerReport......Would be nice and useful for many of us, I think. Doable????????

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