HomeMade Incubator Contest - Win $20 BYC Store Gift Certificate

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Nifty-Chicken, Mar 13, 2009.

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  1. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator

    The last BYC HomeMade Incubator Contest was a great success so we're going to start it up again.

    Get those digital cameras out and scan those incubator 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 an incubator page contest winner!) [​IMG]

    Contest Details:

    This is a contest to see who can create the "best" incubator 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 Toolto design your pages.

    Here is what should be included in your page:
    1) A write up of how you built your incubator 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 incubator.
    3) Pictures of your incubator as it was being constructed.
    4) Finished pictures of your incubator.
    5) What you want to change / add to your completed incubator.
    6) A parts list

    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 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.

    If you have any questions about how to use the BYC Page Tool, read the following thread and post questions here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=11399

    you have questions about the contest reply to this post.

    We expect to add all of the pages submitted to the new homemade chicken incubator section but the best will win the contest.


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

    NOTE: If you're one of those modest types and want to add your incubator 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!

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

    BYC Page Instructions: https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=2-Personal_Pages

    pics to BYC: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=52145

    a BYC Page in 20 seconds: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=75877

    : The end date will be announced once we have about 8 submissions.
  2. chookmadhubby

    chookmadhubby In the Brooder

    Feb 22, 2009
    Hi There all from Australia,
    This isnt a competition entry but a chance to show off a bit and also share the incubator that I built.
    It is a melamine coated chipboard cabinet type with a custom built auto turner, digital thermostat and turner control circuit.
    As soon as my girls start to lay again after the late summer moult here I will fill her up and start hatching again.


  3. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

    Dec 25, 2007
    Chaparral, New Mexico
    It's great! And you make it sound so easy too.
  4. AK Michelle

    AK Michelle Bad Girl of the North

    Mar 17, 2009
    Palmer, Alaska
  5. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2009
  6. AK Michelle

    AK Michelle Bad Girl of the North

    Mar 17, 2009
    Palmer, Alaska

    That's WAY COOL!!!! Nice job.

  7. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
    Quote:Thanks I hope we do well, I don't know any of the judges so I can't bribe them LOL.

  8. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Songster

    Trev, awesome turner you built, an the motor system is from a rotisserie...way cool... I take it, no more rotisserie chicken dinners at this point..LOL

    Al i like your watering system and candling light built with it. awesome thinking going along with the build, do you cover up the top of the bator with anything while candling..

  9. ShadyGlade

    ShadyGlade Songster

    That is one nice looking incubator & it has some terrific components designed in (I love the candler). I was wondering what your cost for all the parts was and if you have a parts list?
  10. Ohhh I'm in.... and who knew! I'm heading outside to start cutting the pieces of my new bator/hatcher now!
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