Coop Design Contest - Win $20 BYC Gift Certificate •• ENDS 9/15

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Nifty-Chicken, May 17, 2008.

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  1. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator

    By popular demand we're starting this contest on the coat tails of the last coop design contest . 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 build the "best" coop page for BYC. The winner of the contest will have their coop featured on the home page of and 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 500 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.

    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!


    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. The more coop designs the better.

    Contest ends 9/15!

    ----------Edited to add--------------
    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. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator

    That's great!!! Looks like you have a bit of food storage in that small cement container behind the coop. [​IMG]
  3. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    It ran empty the other day! [​IMG]
  4. Iceblink

    Iceblink Songster

    Farmer Kitty- I love the calendar in your coop, great idea. Also useful for keeping track of egg laying...... hmm.
  5. flakey chick

    flakey chick Songster

    May 3, 2007
    I recognize that calendar and I see you have it on the current month. Unfortunately my calendar is staring at me accross the dining room table. Some of the pics can be disconcerting when you are eatting chicken. [​IMG]

    I was thinking of putting some of the old rooster pics up in the henhouse as pinups for the girls.[​IMG]

    By the way very nice.
  6. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Thank you. I use the calander for keeping track of eggs and whatever other chicken related issues. i.e. injury, prolapse, etc.

    Isn't anyone else going to enter this contest. Comeon you guys.
  7. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing

    Mar 25, 2008
    Hooray! [​IMG] I'll have to get everything together.

    Your farm looks like a wonderful place to live, Farmer Kitty! [​IMG]
  8. Msbear

    Msbear Fancy Banties

    May 8, 2008
    Sharpsburg, MD.
    I want to enter my coop but can't get my page in order. I want the pics to flow from top to bottom. Help. Thanks, Erin
    You can see what I've started on my homepage. Thanks ha ha can't even figure out how to post a link.

    Edited by Dawn419 to add ] so the link would work.

    Thanks Dawn!! I finally got everything in order. I think I was making things too complicated:) Just link the images and write the words -duh. Anysways thanks again and wish me luck:D
    Last edited: May 27, 2008
  9. LovinMyChickies

    LovinMyChickies In the Brooder

    May 13, 2008
    Redding, California
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