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4th Annual BYC New Year Day Hatch-along

This is where you will find important information for the 4th Annual BYC NYD Hatch-along.

Rules
What would a NYD be without an BYC Hatch-a-long. This year Mahonri's crew has decided to pass the torch on to someone new. I'm assembleing my team and will post important information soo. Just a note, you may want to start lining up eggs soon. (Does anybody want to send me anything fun to hatch? lau.gif )

On 11 December 2012, at noon local time (or later if you are not home) a bunch of people will be setting eggs. (Duck eggs will be set Dec 4 at noon, others will need to be calculated) Most would call them crazy but I like to think that we are planning ahead. Planning ahead? My reasoning:
1. Chicks hatched Jan 1 will begin laying in early summer
2. Extra cockerels will make a great Mother's Day Feast.
3. Its the perfect time to hatch for late summer shows.
4. What else is there to do when it is COLD outside than chat with like minded individuals?
5. There are lots of contests with awesome prizes. (Thanks to the hard work of our AWESOME contest chairwomen we have some really nice prizes starting to come in)

This list could go on and on.

To clear up any confusion: Eggs will be set at 12:00 noon LOCAL time. Yes, this does mean that eggs will be set hours apart by different participants. This is why a picture will be needed of a wet chick with an atomic clock in the same picture. Here is a link to a good one.

When you set your eggs, please post a picture of the eggs so that we can verify how many eggs were set. All eggs need to be seen in the picture. Mstriser will copy the pictures and put them on a page for eggs set for the 4th Annual BYC NYD Hatch-a-long.

To clear up any confusion: Eggs will be set at 12:00 noon LOCAL time. Yes, this does mean that eggs will be set hours apart by different participants. This is why a picture will be needed of a wet chick with an atomic clock in the same picture. Here is a link to a good one.

When you set your eggs, please post a picture of the eggs so that we can verify how many eggs were set. All eggs need to be seen in the picture. Mstricer will copy the pictures and put them on a page for eggs set for the 4th Annual BYC NYD Hatch-a-long.



Please join us in the 4th Annual BYC New Years Day Hatch-a-long.

Sign Up Here

Egg Swap (May enter no more than 3 times )

The link is now open to list how many eggs were set. Only post after you have set your last egg. Click HERE


Members


BYC Name Updated every day or two. If you don't see yourself on the list, check back in a day or two. (Updated 16 Dec 2012 at 23:45 EST)


  1. 1MrsMagoo
  2. 9Catsz
  3. 9gerianMile
  4. Acresofchickens
  5. Adjduncan
  6. aka Rachel
  7. Alex Coffey
  8. alexandraintn
  9. aliviAn acres
  10. Amanda4414
  11. Andrewaustinadam
  12. AnimalLover11
  13. aoxa
  14. aschenfire
  15. AyeUpChuck
  16. babsbag
  17. BackYardChickens
  18. bantambanchee63
  19. Becci
  20. Beehappy4ever
  21. Bettacreek
  22. BHep
  23. Bird sitter
  24. blackbirds13
  25. Blarneyeggs
  26. bmmjz chicks
  27. bnewns
  28. brahma02
  29. Brechin
  30. brendadurham5@aol.com
  31. Brezlyns_mom
  32. brijay2
  33. Brookhavens
  34. bspitts
  35. Buck00
  36. buddyfarm11
  37. ByCmaster45
  38. caj1985
  39. Camcam
  40. Cameron Yeatman
  41. CaraDD
  42. carypatch
  43. CasieD
  44. CelticOaksFarm
  45. champer
  46. Chickadell
  47. chicken farmer2
  48. chicken fever
  49. chicken tows
  50. chickenbusiness
  51. ChickenCanoe
  52. ChickenFootRnch
  53. ChickenLeg
  54. Chickenmomma
  55. Chickenonmymind
  56. Chickflick2
  57. Chickhick
  58. chicknlove
  59. chiquita
  60. Chloe77
  61. ChooksChick
  62. chucklecluck
  63. City Chicken
  64. citychick1206
  65. clairebear
  66. cluck-cluck
  67. cluckitall
  68. CluckyCharms
  69. cmfarm
  70. cochins1088
  71. Coffeemama7
  72. coldupnorth
  73. Collete
  74. corancher
  75. countrypunk92
  76. countrystarfarm
  77. Crazypetlady
  78. crissycriss
  79. critterbug
  80. Cynthia12
  81. dadsdeercamp
  82. Dahlisgrams
  83. Dakotaman222
  84. Daloorashens
  85. debs_flock
  86. dee88
  87. deelake71
  88. delisha
  89. demerson
  90. Designermomjs
  91. digthatchick
  92. DirtyAnkleAcres
  93. doubleatraining
  94. eddyld1947
  95. Elieugene6
  96. ELRN50
  97. fancy favie
  98. farmerChef
  99. faxsmom
  100. Feathersprings
  101. featherz
  102. Feike
  103. FeyRaine
  104. fifibreen
  105. Fuzzybird
  106. gabrielle1976
  107. gamebirdsonly
  108. Gardeningmama
  109. gleason super chicks
  110. goldieflocks289
  111. greeneacre
  112. greenrisingfarm
  113. Happy Henhouse
  114. HarmonyOaks
  115. herducks
  116. hilatious
  117. houckfam5
  118. Hurley
  119. ImpulsiveFarmer
  120. JakeBremer
  121. Jamij
  122. janelle18
  123. Java girl 2
  124. Jessiey
  125. Jesus Heals
  126. Jksranch
  127. Jobele
  128. John Farmer
  129. johnschiks
  130. Jpmrmw
  131. JulieNKC
  132. justdeb1107
  133. juststruttin
  134. kariMW
  135. kelly77
  136. Kevin D.
  137. Kismet
  138. kizanne
  139. kkscott45
  140. KneeDeep
  141. kraftyladies
  142. kristinkirk
  143. kukupecpec
  144. KYTinpusher
  145. larisnorekyates@gmail.com
  146. Lesalynn
  147. lesliedow
  148. lexi
  149. lil'turkeymama
  150. Little Wing
  151. lives2hope
  152. Lolita
  153. LoneStarHen
  154. lovethebirdgirl
  155. lrkel
  156. Lunar
  157. lweatherford
  158. makomd
  159. mamawolf544
  160. MarineCorpFarmr
  161. marquisella
  162. maryhysong
  163. mattfulleroc
  164. mbmess2003
  165. mbpalmtree
  166. meg
  167. Melabella
  168. micahlmartin
  169. michaelf
  170. Michelle R
  171. mickster
  172. midwest
  173. Mikado51
  174. MiMi
  175. Miss silky
  176. MissMolly
  177. missydcpc
  178. mlmddh
  179. Mnferalkitty
  180. mommaclucker
  181. Mommyof2kings
  182. mrheinz77
  183. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy
  184. MrsMoonCat
  185. mrsnuke
  186. mrsodell1980
  187. mrspabody
  188. MsGreenJeans
  189. msladyhawke
  190. mstricer
  191. muddychicken2
  192. mustangjo
  193. mystdogs
  194. mzstre
  195. Namastemama
  196. Napg8790
  197. Nerago
  198. newbie from ga.
  199. newchickenguy
  200. nothingbutbirds
  201. notinoz2007
  202. Ohioan
  203. OneCrazyCowgirl
  204. osthjeff
  205. OSUman
  206. ozexpat
  207. paintedacresfarm
  208. pamc13
  209. patrickschick
  210. peafowlmom
  211. peepinchicken
  212. Peggy Eiland
  213. Pele
  214. Pentamom
  215. PerryAlana
  216. Peters-Lasher
  217. pilotchicksmtn5
  218. plantgirl
  219. Pnp4kidz
  220. Poultropolis
  221. PrnzsButtrcluck
  222. QuailGuy88
  223. RavenWood
  224. Razadia
  225. RedBush Farm
  226. rhinomeadows
  227. rirbarredrock
  228. RiverWalkFarm
  229. rkelly031
  230. ronott1
  231. RosecombRIR
  232. Roy and Diane
  233. Royal Highland Bantams
  234. Sahwithchicks
  235. Sally Sunshine
  236. Sarah Anne
  237. sarahannecloud9
  238. Selah
  239. shay20
  240. Shelshanam
  241. shelterfarm
  242. Sheri Ann Richerson
  243. SheriAnn
  244. sherry57
  245. SilkieSensation
  246. SilkiesForEver
  247. sires6
  248. sirulrichsmom
  249. SixHix
  250. SleepyOwl
  251. Sparrowshouse
  252. Specialk Ranch
  253. spish
  254. spunkdudej09
  255. starlingsbaby
  256. startingover
  257. stevepabody
  258. Stewzoo1
  259. Sumatra503
  260. Sweetly Silkies
  261. swindledana
  262. Tadpole98
  263. Talbott Poultry
  264. Tammy N
  265. tamrync
  266. tarrbaby
  267. tazcat70
  268. TBJumper0514
  269. tdhenson86
  270. The Bird Sitter
  271. The Chickeneer
  272. The Sheriff
  273. TheFunnyFarm
  274. theriverwalkfarm
  275. TheRookie
  276. Time-Out
  277. tls_ranch
  278. TMNfarm
  279. TNBarnQueen
  280. TNBEARCHICK
  281. Todd's Mini Farm
  282. tomcatbubba
  283. tommyd1946
  284. toocountrymel
  285. TRauen
  286. Tuthillny
  287. unkljim
  288. UrbanMamaHen
  289. wayne813
  290. Whittni
  291. wingstone
  292. wolfytm2002
  293. WVstruttin
  294. www.MeViYou.com
  295. wynotfarm
  296. zackseggs
  297. zman173rd
  298. Zoodge








Comments (19)

I noticed my name has not been added although I registered. Can you please add me to the list.
Thanks
My time on the actual computer has been limited so it may be a day or two between updates
Woo hoo!!! I just signed up!
I entered my user name but am not on the list.... Is there anything else I need to do?
My girls in molting and won't have eggs for another month or so; where is everyone getting eggs this time of year? :-/
I just ordered fertilized eggs from Meyer. McMurray don't have eggs ready until 2013. I will be incubating before the contest begins so I didn't enter. I will be enjoy watching this contest though :) Good Luck everyone!
Yes,
Where do people get fertilized eggs?
We're in! I'm sure we'll have Buff Orpingtons...I'm hoping to have a couple of banty eggs...but she just hatched a chick, so that's not so likely. Our Fall and Winter seasons are mild, so baby is fine! Sounds like a GREAT start, and one way to NOT plant seeds for setting out later too soon! Best of luck to all!
My daughter, Harmony and I are in! Just gotta find some eggs!
This will be my first time every attempting to hatch eggs! Why not do it with a bunch of folks? :)
I have a batch of Buff Orpingtons that are pipping out now and plan on putting Black Copper Marans eggs in as soon as these ones come out which will be sooner than the 11th of Dec. But Good luck to all entering, hope your hatches are great ones!!!!
So will we all be adding pictures? I have a youtube account and people can follow us and our first hatching experience at http://www.youtube.com/user/photogurl247?feature=mhee
I am new to the site and this contest, so my understanding is these eggs have to be incubated on the 11th? Not before, not after? Just asking because I am getting eggs tomorrow but don't want to wait until the 11th to incubate. Mine will be Christmas babies. :)
OK one more question. It states all eggs have to be seen in the pic? My chicken eggs will be in my cabinet incubator, and my quail eggs that are set later will be in a Hovabator. How do I handle that?
I just want to make sure I'm doing this right. I screwed up the time to put in eggs and set my turkey eggs at 12am on 12/4/12. So I will be adding chicken eggs on 12/11/12 (which now that I'm aware of the proper time will be 12pm). Since my Turkey eggs won't qualify for the first chick (or whatever that contest is) should I just take a picture when I add the chicken eggs for my total?
I put my full name in the first time, which is not my user name. I am Sheri Ann Richerson and Sheri Ann. Sorry about this. I actually forgot what my user name was.
ok, i've signed up! i'll be hatching 13 for jan 1, 2013 (assuming they are all fertile).
that last egg will be laid tomorrow morning!
After we sign up and our name is on the list above, what do we do next? Take a picture of the eggs and clock when we set the eggs tomorrow at noon?...then post the picture where???..and I thought I had read something about filling out a spread sheet somewhere. Someone please inform me of the correct steps...in order :-) Thanks!
"After we sign up and our name is on the list above, what do we do next? Take a picture of the eggs and clock when we set the eggs tomorrow at noon?...then post the picture where???..and I thought I had read something about filling out a spread sheet somewhere. Someone please inform me of the correct steps...in order :-) Thanks!"
I have the exact same question...Thank you Chickflich2 (for asking)and Mod (in advance for your help). Mattfulleroc
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