CLOSED - Coop Design Contest - Win a $20 Gift Certificate

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Nifty-Chicken, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member


    Contest is closed - Winners listed here:


    Get those digital cameras out and scan those 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 super coop contest winner!) [​IMG]

    Contest Details:

    This is a contest to see who can create the "best" coop 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 should be included in your page:
    1) A write up of how you built your coop along with any information you think would be helpful to other people who may want to build a similar coop.
    2) Any designs / plans you used to build your coop.
    3) Pictures of your coop as it was being constructed.
    4) Finished pictures of your coop.
    5) What you want to change / add to your completed coop.

    If you want your coop to win, make sure it has all 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 existing coop pages.
    2) The more details and pictures the better!
    3) Plans plans plans. Very few coop designs have available plans. If you post plans (rough or detailed) of your coop you'll get bonus points for sure!
    4) 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 please post a thumbnail link or regular link to the picture instead of the 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.

    Here is a great example of a page with lots of good information and pictures during construction. You'll notice some pictures are in the body of the page and others are links from the page:

    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 most of the pages submitted to the coop design page of BYC, but the best will win the contest.


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

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

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

    BYC Page Instructions:

    pics to BYC:

    a BYC Page in 20 seconds:
  2. ChickBond 007

    ChickBond 007 Licensed to Cull

    Feb 26, 2009
    Madison County, Iowa
    Oooh, can't wait. We just bought materials. [​IMG]
  3. yodercountrygirl

    yodercountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] We have been working on ours [​IMG] Now we have little peepers so we need to finish!!!!
  4. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    Yay! [​IMG]

    Congrats everyone! The coops are all wonderful! [​IMG]
  5. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

    Feb 3, 2009
    Hope Mills, NC
    YAY a new contest [​IMG]
    I have already started on my new coop, I guess I should start on the page. It's already framed, just need walls and windows [​IMG]
  6. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

    Feb 3, 2009
    Hope Mills, NC
    Nifty, I don't like your new rule [​IMG] LOL.

    How do you use the uploader to get HTML links for the pages, the img code doesn't embed!

    Um... never mind. TerrieLacy helped me [​IMG]
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2009
  7. mangled

    mangled Chillin' With My Peeps


    We just finished our new coop today. I don't have a lot of construction pictures, and I still need to paint it, but it's a nice little coop!

    I'll have to get a new page put up!

  8. Dr.Doorlock

    Dr.Doorlock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 21, 2008
    Garland, Texas
    This means none of lost because all the next coop builders will be looking at what WE built.
  9. Sweetfolly

    Sweetfolly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2009
    Kildare, Wisconsin
    Oh pooey. [​IMG]

    I built my cute duck pen last summer, but only took pictures of the finished product - not the construction. I guess now I have an incentive to start working on a second - I was planning to do another by my same original design, except half the size, to keep my male ducks in. [​IMG]
  10. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    Even if all you have is finished pics you can (should) still submit them to help the community and so others can get ideas. [​IMG]

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