Chicken Dream Prize February 7, 2014
If you read the My Pet Chicken blog, you’re doubtless familiar with the My Pet Chicken website. Now there’s a My Pet Chicken Handbook, too–and we’d like to celebrate! Read about what we’re giving away and how to enter below.
We wrote our book because we realized that the vast majority of the frequently asked questions we hear about backyard chicken keeping were actually coming from people who had already read chicken how-to books–sometimes several books!–but who still found that many of their basic questions had been left unaddressed. Our new book is a complete resource for beginners in the pet chicken world. For those who have some experience or who have done some research, the My Pet Chicken Handbook fills in the gaps left by other how-to books.
My Pet Chicken Handbook and Chicken Dream Prize Giveaway
In conjunction with the release of our book, we’re offering a giveaway. To enter, you’ll need to comment on this blog post, and tell us, in 350 words or less, three things:
First, let us know why you want our new My Pet Chicken Handbook over other chicken how-to books out there! For instance, are you after the 10 page breed selector chart?
Second, tell us what item/s in our online catalog you’d purchase if you were given $200 to spend at MyPetChicken.com! Would you purchase your first flock? Acquire some chocolate egg layers, or blue or green egg layers? Choose a home incubator? Get a custom portrait of your favorite chicken? Choose some fun chicken-themed items for your kitchen?
Last, convince us why you want/need/deserve to win the book and your chosen prize!
Remember, enter with 350 words or less, cover all three things, and enter just once. We’ll choose five commenters who will each win a signed copy of the My Pet Chicken Handbook. One of those winners will also win the dream prize** that s/he chose!
Rules: The contest begins today, and will end February 28 at midnight, EST. Entrants must be US residents, 18 or older. Winners will be selected by the authors and contacted by email… so be sure to submit your comment-entry using email address that you check regularly. If you are chosen as a winner, you must respond to our notification within two weeks of being contacted, or your prize will go to someone else!
One last thing: keep entries positive and spam-free! Any entries deemed to be spam, personal promotion, or critical of or hostile to other authors/hatcheries/suppliers, etc. will be disqualified. We want to live in a “Be Nice” kind of world, so only “Be Nice” entries qualify!
**Please note that the maximum prize value is $200, so if you choose a prize with a value of more than that (such as a coop), you’ll get a $200 credit on a future purchase.
Bonus Giveaway for Twitter users:
Five Twitter users will be chosen randomly to win a signed book by tweeting about our contest. To enter this second giveaway, publicly Tweet or ReTweet:
“@mypetchicken: I want to #win my chicken dream prize & an autographed copy of the new #MyPetChickenHandbook! http://ow.ly/tnVYc”
Remember, the tweet/retweet must be public (so we can see you’ve entered!). Enter once only. Entrants for the Twitter book giveaway must be US residents 18 or older. Tweets/reTweets posted between noon today, 2/7/14 and midnight, 2/28/14 will qualify as entries.