ENDED - Winners Announced - Coop Page Contest #6 - Win a $50 BYC Store Gift certific

Discussion in 'Sponsored Content, Contests, and Giveaways' started by sumi, Dec 18, 2014.

  1. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member 7 Years

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland

    Previous contest winner - In the Norway pines coop by Bogtown Chick

    This BYC contest is brought to you by our sponsors.
    Please visit them and thank them for their support of BYC

    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 page contest winner!) [​IMG] We're doing things a little differently this time round. We have decided to offer a prize for the best chicken run entered in this contest. So for those of you who have build a really super chicken run, to go with an existing coop, let's see it!

    Contest Details:

    This is a contest to see who can create the best coop/run page for BYC. We define the "best page" to mean pages with the most information, pictures, plans, details, etc. that will be very helpful to others who want to build a coop and/or run. We don't care if your coop was made out of recycled pallets and was made in 2 days, or if it was made out of the highest grade materials, took 5 months, and is a scale model of the Taj Mahal. We want helpful and informative pages!


    First place (coops): The first place winners (at least 2) of the contest will get a $50 Gift Certificate for the BYC Store!
    Second place (coops): The second place winner (at least 2) of the contest will get a $20 Gift Certificate for the BYC Store!.
    The best run page will get a FREE 1 year GFM for themselves or a friend.

    You'll be using the BYC Page & Article Creation Tool to design your pages and creating a page here:https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/2/Coop_Designs

    Deadline: The deadline will be based on the number of submissions we receive and how quickly we get them. Usually we wait for at least 20 - 30 submissions. Once we get "enough" we'll give everyone at least 1 week notice before the contest ends so they can put final touches on their submissions.

    Things to include in your page:

    1. Start with a finished coop/run picture at the top of your page
    2. Have a write-up of how you built your coop/run. Include any information you think would be helpful to other people who may want to build something similar.
    3. If you have them, include designs & plans you used to build your coop/run.
    4. Pictures of your coop/run as it was being constructed.
    5. Finished pictures of your coop/run.
    6. A list of things you want to change or add to your coop/run.
    7. Additional information about what you learned, what you'd do differently the next time, and any other tips for potential coop builders.

    To increase your chances of winning the contest, 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 existing coop pages.
    2. The more details and pictures the better!
    3. Plans plans plans. Very few coop designs have plans available. If you post plans (rough or detailed) of your coop you'll get bonus points for sure!
    4. Pictures - We all love lots of big beautiful and helpful pictures!
    5. Remember, this is a contest for the most helpful coop build page and not the best looking coop.

    IMPORTANT RULE: ALL pictures MUST be uploaded to BYC and not hosted on other sites like Photobucket, personal websites, etc.

    We expect to add all of the pages submitted to the coop design page of BYC, but the best will win the contest.


    1. Navigate to the "coop designs" section of the site.
    2. Scroll below the thumbnails of coops and to the middle left of the page you will see a button for "Add a Coop Design" Click that button and give the page a title.
    3. Create a very helpful page with lots of pictures and information.
    4. Reply to this thread with a link to your coop page you created.
    5. 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. We'd still love to have your pictures posted to a BYC page and a link to your page posted in this thread... the more coop designs the better!

    To get your coop page on the Index of coops pages of BYC:

    1) Create a coop page following the steps above.
    2) Reply to this thread with a link to your coop page.
    3) Wait for the contest to end.

    Please keep in mind that adding coops to our coop index is a long and manual process, so we tend to do them all at once and at the end of the contest.

    We look forward to seeing your coop pages, pictures, and information!!

    See our new Coop Page contest here: Coop and Run Page Contest - Summer-Fall 2015
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2015
  2. Everett Kaser

    Everett Kaser In the Brooder

    Does it have to be a newly created page, or can a member page that's already created be use?

    I started my coop about 6 weeks ago, and have been building a member page detailing the construction as I go. With just a few tweeks, it would satisfy most of the requirements for your contest.

    Also, I'm guessing (hoping) that once submitted, the page can still be edited in the future as finishing touches and/or remodels happen?

    Lastly, about how much time do you think is left? I expect to be to a stage at which I could submit my page in a week or so, probably.

  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member 7 Years

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
  4. luvsdaytrotters

    luvsdaytrotters In the Brooder

    Oct 30, 2012
    Marion, Indiana
    [​IMG] It's a small coop/run, not as "wow" as some I enjoyed viewing on this site, but we made it from scraps & I am proud of it. [​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG]
    10 people like this.
  5. luvsdaytrotters

    luvsdaytrotters In the Brooder

    Oct 30, 2012
    Marion, Indiana
    The nesting box is on the end with outside access doors & perches at the back in front of nesting box area. We just used large limbs we found in the surrounding woods screwed into walls at 45°.
  6. Everett Kaser

    Everett Kaser In the Brooder

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  7. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake 10 Years

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  8. chickwhispers

    chickwhispers A French Hen

    Apr 16, 2012
    Northwest OH
    My Coop
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2015
  9. Biddiquack

    Biddiquack In the Brooder

    Nov 2, 2013
    Crothersville, Indiana
    Here is the link to my coop and the two chicken runs. It's functional now; later I want to make it pretty!

    Here A Little, There A Little,
    Sometimes One Shoestring, Sometimes Two
    - the short story of Biddiquack's long Poultry Adventure on Wild Orchid Hill...

    Last edited: Jan 29, 2015
  10. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member 7 Years

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    @chickwhispers This coop and run is wonderful! I checked your links and found they go to the Gallery tab with the description added. To enter this contest you need to create coop pages in the Coops section, as explained in the first post. You will also see some examples of other coop pages there. Would you mind doing that?
    1 person likes this.

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