BYC Contest - Waterers & Feeders - Win $20 Store Gift Cert. Ended


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We've been meaning to do this for a LONG time, and a thanks to user BirdBrain for pushing us to finally get it done! We know there are a TON of great threads on waterers and feeders on BYC just waiting to be organized into a great organized and ordered system!

Get those digital cameras out and scan those waterer / feeder plans you wrote on the back of your chick starter receipt. Throw them together with a great write up and you could be a winner! (okay... everyone on BYC is a winner... you'd just be a waterer / feeder page contest winner!)

Contest Details:

This is a contest to see who can create the "best" waterer / feeder page for BYC. The winner of the contest will get a $20 Gift Certificate for the BYC Store!

You'll be using the BYC Page Creation Tool to design your pages.

Here is what could be included in your page:
1) A write up of how you built your waterer / feeder along with any information you think would be helpful to other people who may want to build a similar units.
2) Any designs / plans you used to build your waterer / feeder.
3) Pictures of your waterer / feeder as it was being constructed.
4) Finished pictures of your waterer / feeder.
5) What you would change, do differently next time, or add to your completed waterer / feeder.
6) A parts list with prices

If you want your page to win, make sure it has as many of the elements above in as much detail as possible! Here are some additional hints to help you win the contest:

1) Follow the format of some of the coop and incubator pages coop pages.
2) The more details and pictures the better!
3) Pictures - We all love lots of pictures, but PLEASE follow these guidelines: Pictures on the page should be no wider than 800 pixels. If you want to add a larger picture (we all love detailed pictures) please post a thumbnail link or regular link to the picture instead of the huge picture itself.

NEW RULE: ALL pictures MUST be uploaded to the BYC Image Upload Tool.
It is super easy to use and will help ensure that the pages always have the correct images and that they load quickly.

If you have any questions about how to use the BYC Page Tool, read the following thread and post questions here:

you have questions about the contest reply to this post.

We expect to add all of the brooders submitted to the new homemade chicken waterer / feeder section but the best will win the contest.


1) Create a cool page
2) Reply to this thread with a link to your waterer / feeder page on BYC!
3) Have Fun!

A few items to help everyone create BYC Pages quickly and easily:

BYC Page Instructions:
pics to BYC:
a BYC Page in 20 seconds:


• If you're one of those modest types and want to add your waterer / feeder to the site but don't want to enter the contest, that is fine. Please still add a link to your page in this thread... the more designs the better the community will be!

• We want all types of waterers & feeders. Small, big, simple, complex, wood, plastic, etc. Everyone has different budgets, time, and use cases, so we want to capture them all!

• If you can't / aren't inclined to create a page but have lots of good pictures and a write up of your design, please email them to [email protected] and we can build a page for you.

• There is NO set end date for this contest. It will be determined by how many and how quickly we receive submissions.

• If we get a lot of submissions there may even be prizes for 2nd and 3rd place! So get buildin'!!!!

I've got the page done for our feeder, I'll update it with our waterer once I can get pics. Stupid deadbeat camera batteries.

Oh, just a head's up we were originally going to go with a Mario Themed Coop, that's why the pipes are that neon green color. Couldn't work out the logistics of the roof looking flat (castle) while still having decent drainage so we switched to a plain old coop... but we already had the neon paint...
This contest couldn't have come at a better time...I am just about to set off to make a feeder and a water! I can't wait to see everyones ideas, maybe it will help me settle on one of my own! Can't wait!

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