ST. LOUIS, MO--(Marketwire - Mar 14, 2013) - Purina's Coopitecture™ Contest puts the coop in architecture by rewarding poultry owners for their careful planning, creative ingenious and days of hard work to build their girls' coop.

Just for entering, the first 500 participants will receive a free 40 pound bag of Purina® Layena® Plus Omega-3 poultry feed. Eligible entries will be posted on the Purina® Poultry Facebook page from 5:00 a.m. ET March 14, 2013 to 11:59:59 p.m. ET on April 22, 2013.

The top 10 entries with the most votes per category will be judged by a panel of judges, including Purina Animal Nutrition LLC nutritionists. Winners will receive:

  • Five Grand Prize winners, one per category will receive a $500 cash value card, personalized collectible Purina® coop sign and twelve 40 pound bags of Purina® Layena Plus Omega-3 poultry feed.
  • Ten First Place winners will receive twelve (12) free 40 pound bags of Purina® Layena Plus Omega-3 poultry feed and a personalized Purina® collectible sign.
  • Thirty-five of the top 10 entries with the most votes per category not selected for the Grand Prize or First Place will receive a Purina® collectible sign and one (1) free 40 lb. bag of Purina® Layena Plus Omega-3 poultry feed.

Submissions should consist of a photo or drawing of an original coop design (only your designs or one that resides on your own property) by uploading to or before April 22, 2013.

Participants are asked to pick which category best reflects their coop's personality. Coop categories include:

  • Free-cycle/Recycle - Coops displaying elements that are re-used and/or good for the environment.
  • Your Dream Coop - Extravagant coops that provide their chicken inhabitants nothing but the best.
  • Smart/Functional - Coops that are dual-purpose, fill a specific, secondary need or created for smaller budgets.
  • Castle de' Coop - Coops that are built for a queen designed with all the luxuries.
  • Clever/Eccentric - Coops with those special extra elements no one is expecting.

Winners will be announced on May 8, 2013 on the page.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE CHANCES OF WINNING. Open to legal residents of the U.S. and Washington, DC, 18 and older as of March 14, 2013. For Official Rules and to enter your coop: Sweepstakes starts on March 14, 2013 and ends April 22, 2013. Sponsor: Purina Animal Nutrition LLC. Visit for complete details and official rules.

About Purina Animal Nutrition LLC
Purina Animal Nutrition LLC ( is a national organization serving producers, animal owners and their families through more than 4,700 local cooperatives, independent dealers and other large retailers throughout the United States. With an uncompromising commitment to animal excellence, Purina Animal Nutrition conducts industry-leading R&D initiatives that create and sustain North America's most valued portfolio of complete feeds, supplements, premixes, ingredients and specialty technologies for the livestock and lifestyle animal markets. Species served by Purina Animal Nutrition include both large animals -- cattle, horses and swine -- and small pets, including hamsters, gerbils and rabbits. Headquartered in Gray Summit, Mo., Purina Animal Nutrition LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Contact Information:

Diana Van Leuven
Van Leuven Communications
Phone: (800) 520-1834 x1