Almost the entire staff team is disrespectful to almost everyone. Watch out, if you don't become a zombie and act exactly like the rest of the members there they will ban you for anything. Literally, anything.
They don't value their membership. The members are worth nothing more than entertainment and ad revenue. They give away PFMs like candy to boost its popularity. They won't delete accounts in order to make their membership look larger than it really is.
Worst of all, the owner does NOT appreciate feedback no matter how much he says he does. He will slander you, disrespect you and make fun of you in public if you dare give negative feedback. And if that doesn't drive you away, he'll send his army of staff after you.
Review by Sumacd1 year ago
Giving Veterinary advice over Facebook is unethical & in some cases illegal.
Pics of "what's wrong with my chicken"? abound on that page.
It obviously needs a new Admin or Moderator.
Review by Jamna4 years ago
I wanted to close my account and go low tech BUT first I wanted to let all my byc site friends know. As soon as admin found out, they claimed ownership of my account and any of my posts and pictures and shut me out.
Review by PremiumTrucking Nikokov5 years ago
There are many opinions on straightforward issues. Difficult to sort through expert and ill informed. Nazi with opinion thread starting etc. ... You are not allowed to have an idea that does not conform. Seems great at the start, actually a wast of time...many other sites with better quality information.
Review by Moeen5 years ago
moderators on this site do not believe in freedom of speech, I was given a "warning" because I had a christian website in my signature, I was quickly told by several moderators that they don't have a rule against christianity but it is a topic that is strongly discouraged, when i refused to remove itm it was removed for me and I was locked out of that part of the website, when I asked how to delete my account they said they don't allow accounts to be deleted and banned me instead... I didnt want banned, i just asked for help. It appears they refuse to let members delete there accounts so it looks like they have more users than they actually do in order to make more revenue from advertisers .
Review by Jungyul Kryshak5 years ago
While this site has lots of information, DON'T BECOME A MEMBER! You will not be allowed to delete your account if you ever get tired of it! I tried to edit my posts and delete pictures, and they went in and restored all the posts I tried to delete and there are no options for deleting pictures. Then they banned my account. I understand they have to watch out for trolls and such - but I am NOT a troll and I do not appreciate being banned for no reason. I want my account DELETED... not my rights restricted!
Review by Abith5 years ago
This could be a great site. It may have at one time been a great site.
They boast many numbers of members.
HOWEVER very few are on the site and 99.9% are jerks and hang in there year after year with thousands of posts of BS.
It is my belief that people join and get mistreated, used and abused so they leave and the site owns their email and member name and number as a way to sell their info to advertisers. What do you think?
If anyone questions their tactics they "ban" them.
The member can not access their messages.
Also the site owns any rights to any pics that have been posted. Beward posting your pics as they may pop up anywheres with your name on it and you will not get the royalties AND people will see your name and still be able to acess the member info and locate you!
Beware of joining.
Beware if you post pics.
Beeare if you want to quit.
Make sure you use a throw away email address dedicated just to that site.
Make sure you have edited any part of your account before contacting management for assistance.
They may throw you out before you are able to assure yourself of any security.
Remember they own the site, they own any pics posted, they own your avatar, they own your posts to do with as they see fit.
So go ahead and join their site but watch what happens. Goldenfeathers, platinum feathers,etc. they will welcome you. Then will be the others. A small band of people clinging to their membership pumping for info from you. Fake friendliness. Waiting to trash you and look at their numbers. Thousands of posts as they pump the new person for info. The membership numbers are very high BUT the amount of particpaters is very low. Those participaters chase away the good people.
Review by DebutanteSm6 years ago
I had asked Backyardchickens.com to please remove a slanderous review that a customer wrote about my business. I have reported them to the BBB for they have not taken the slanderous review down.
Review by Phallon Vansteenbrugge6 years ago
This web site has a lot of information on it, but it is very cumbersome to find precisely what you are looking for. Many of the forum topics go on and on and on, into the thousands of responses. Who has time to slog through all that? I'm not much into chickens as pets, and there are a large number of folks who fall into that school of thought, which also requires a lot of sifting to get to the actual information (really, chickens IN your house??). Anyway, I've had better luck simply doing a generic web search with my specific question.
Review by Georginakx7 years ago
Very informative site for learning about chickens and how to raise them.
Review by Shamalie Rubli7 years ago
This is a great site for beginner or veteran chicken enthusiasts.There is a a lot of good info on whatever your chicken question is.
Review by Fuja Nalcaci7 years ago
BYC is a well established [though the forum was recently updated] superb one stop mini e-library for chicken information,it has great articles which have always gone back to; to help with mine, and the forum is full of helpful friendly people.
it does have some trolls and sockpuppets though-with some pretending to own chickens and giving out either fake info or info they have just copied and pasted, a common enough problem on todays forum but unfortunate all the same for a fantastic forum.
people shoud always make sure to back up any info they get off people before using it on their own chickies as some people can be misinformed and posting what coud end up being damaging information,especialy when it comes to health.
Review by Kakoopa9 years ago
this is a cool site lots of great information on keeping chickens. Everyone was very nice to me as a new chicken keeper. I asked a lot of questions and they were answered on the forum. Lol I am a little impatient tho so I was really happy when someone there told me about a similar site that has live chat for those questions that need answers right now!! http://www.diyseattle.com does not have as much info on the forum but has LIVE chat!
Review by VFXiiX9 years ago
Very informative, and a great site to learn about chickens!
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