This is our first photo contest of the year. Photos for the Poultry Housing Photo contest can include any type of housing for chickens, ducks, turkeys, geese, or any other type of poultry that we offer in our 2011 catalog or on our website. Examples include: chicken tractors, chicken houses, poultry range shelters, turkey pens, and duck houses.
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How do I access pictures of the submitted coops? Are we going to get to vote?
Connie, uploads to the contest will close on Sept. 7, then we will open up the rating system on Sept. 8 so that you can vote for or rate the photos. The photo entries with the highest ratings will become finalists. The finalists will each win a prize.
After the finalists have been selected by the rating process, we will have a second rating process to choose the first, second, and third place winners for the contest. The finalist rating will occur from Sept. 15, 2011 to Sept. 21, 2011.
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Just started my own “Eggsventure,” and to help me out on this venture I applied for a mini grant from the Natwani Coalition which is part of the Hopi Foundation. With the small grant, I was able to purchase some the the supplies needed to build the run, and I am converting a storage shed into a coop. Gave my final report and presentation yesterday, and I have to say that I appreciate all the information and assistance that McMurray has given me through out this project. The chicks are doing well, and I now have a 3rd batch on order. The next batch, half will be given to my mother-in-law, who, sad to say, lost 17 of her chickens to dogs, this is part of the grant that we “give back to the community”. I also highly recommended your company to all those who may be planning to get their own flock of chicks started. I have never made a run before, so pictures will be coming and into your contest, and I am proud to say that I did at least 80% of it myself, a definite learning experience. Now I know why gloves and steel toed shoes are a must.
I’m charging up my camera now! Great idea. Looking forward to submitting my photos.
Can the winning photo be placed in the catalouge?
We’ll see, but I think it is very likely.
I am submitting a photo of my chicken run into your poultry housing photo contest. I will enjoy seeing the other places your customers keep their chickens. I also enjoyed your 5 1/2 minute video of your operation (a not so small family business).
I am a biologist and have kept a small flock of McMurray chickens on and off for 30+ years here in South Carolina. I have also kept a family garden during this time but as I got older, I found that my knees limited my ability to work the garden, so I asked a number of friends to join me in a co-op venture. Several thought it was a good idea to trade their efforts for fresh produce, eggs, honey and fruit. I started a wordpress blog to communicate with them as to what the garden required. This blog has expanded to include subscribers in England, Africa, France and Australia as well as here in the US. I invite your customers to check the blog out and see if it is of interest to them. They can find it at http://www.seaislandgarden.com. The world is filled with those of us who keep small gardens and we each have great ideas to share and questions to ask.
Thanks for the great Silver Spangled Hamburgs.