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4th Annual BYC NYD Hatch-along Contests

Contest # 1: Total Number of Eggs Set Contest

LINK TO POST THE TOTAL NUMBER OF EGGS YOU HATCHED

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dHNQYklmX2dPaWFaLXJpVThDS0w0WGc6MQ

 

  • Description:   This contest is open to all participants to guess the total number of eggs that will be set by all participants in the 4th annual BYC NYD Hatch-a-long!  Each participant is to fill out the spreadsheet with their guess as to the total number of eggs that participants will be placing in their incubators for this hatch.
  • Who: OPEN TO ALL OF BYC, NOT JUST THE HATCHERS!

 

First Prize : Brinsea Incubator

 

 

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  Contest # 2:   g7rBIZ-pHWhH7zDj7PetrQKOrxDVUABgZECYlfEVzS2vHkfuZbdEWOuKty3kfS_ONmEQmu-sps7bFYhvKM2dZf4u-liRhz4gtpw3r8zN5eY7vC-_8K0    Random Entrant Award

 

 

  • Description:   On set date (11 Dec 2012) We will randomly select one entrant from the signed up pool, on the first post page, to receive the prize.
  • Who:   JUST THE HATCHERS!

       

 

 

 

                                            

 

                                           

                                          Contest # 3:  An Opportune Time Award 

 

          Contest CLOSED

  • Description:   .Three random post numbers have been chosen (known only to Crazypetlady and mstricer). The person who posts at that "opportune time" gets the award.
  • Who:   JUST THE HATCHERS!
  • Start: THROUGH OUT HATCH

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Contest # 4: Brinsea's Most Ingenious Chicken Product Design Contest

                                                                                                                   WEEK ONE/TWO CONTEST

  •       CLOSED 
  • Description:   This contest is for all designers of cool brooders, feeders, waters, saddles,whatever you have created for your fowl. Week one everyone post pictures and description. Week Two...A poll will be posted Where  all the kind folks, here at BYC ,can vote for a winner.
  • Who:  OPEN TO ALL OF BYC, NOT JUST THE HATCHERS!                                                     

 

  • Start:  WEEK ONE Midnight EST,  December 11th to December 18th

 

Rules:

  1. Post your pictures on the thread
  2. Post it by 11:59 PM EST, December 31, 2012

First Prize : Brinsea Incubator WINNER gabrielle1976

 

 

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       Contest # 5:    Madamwlf's Caption That Photo  Contest

 

 

   CLOSED: WINNER HURLEY

 

  • Description:   This contest is for the best caption thought bubbles, explanation to the photo posted. A photo to caption will be posted on the NYD thread on December 17th.
  • Who: OPEN TO ALL OF BYC, NOT JUST THE HATCHERS!

 

 

 



6. KYTinpusher'swzA4G8famFAgmdFARMI189NXlcdLnShHCtYVSGWP9Ys4NjBOb0IXTKQ6bOx-iNd-V1gCS4hHvBZwMCHhH-Yz9y0ukKzC8-lvS5tQ_xOxP2e4lVzuwxwA Random Poster Award

CLOSED

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/contest6
KYTinpusher will use a random number generator to pick a random post. The contestant that posted on that unknown number wins!
JUST THE HATCHERS!
Prize: 12 Hatching Eggs From KYTinpusher!!

WINNER Brookhavens

Link to Thread: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/728912/nydh-contest6



7. BHep's   gb7Z_AeEOQxzutngCaxqYs9ANDJQs1upf7lixrU4hUD3-QR_ccFIrSm7Sm9fSVsqTpAxOsre9oHQXHtXm4jZZ3zw1OGaFWP21SKEi9lB-m2KPlU_8so   Cutest Baby Picture Contest

 

CLOSED

WINNER: HURLEY 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/contest7
WEEK TWO CONTEST
Pictures can be of a baby of any breed or species but the picture must be taken by the entrant. Limit 3 entries per person. Contest is open only during week two: 17 to 23 DEC. Post your picture in the NYD and PM it to Bhep.

OPEN TO ALL OF BYC, NOT JUST THE HATCHERS!
Prize: 12 Hatching Eggs from BHep

Link to Thread: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/728913/nydh-contest7

 

8.  Southland Organics  fuu_KOZlwnWlREM0eXkrHKihOWHUPUjtjk0kOiXvabRh3pX3QiOf0ZoMweu8FVhAdINerwMrbLJZNuCK_Ve30pGp3LqgSx-gVLit0IFyoiv2YVVXnt8   Best Incubator Design Contest

CLOSED
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/728930/nyd-hatch-along-contest-8-best-incubator-design

 

The contest is for the best incubator for hatcher design/picture. It must be your own incubator or design and photo. Up to 3 entries per person.Post your design/picture on the NYD Hatching thread . Contest is open until December 31st
OPEN TO ALL OF BYC, NOT JUST THE HATCHERS!

 

Rules:

  1. Post your pictures on the thread
  2. Post it by 11:59 PM EST, December 31

                                 

Prizes:
 

Big Ole Bird poultry supplement


WINNER BROOKHAVEN

 


9.  Egg Art Contest  

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/contest9

CLOSED
Show us your creativity! Decorate quail, chicken, duck, turkey or emu eggs with a felt marker.   You must post your entry on the hatching thread
Entries must be submitted by lockdown, Dec 28th  by 5:00 p.m. PST
OPEN TO ALL OF BYC, NOT JUST THE HATCHERS!

Contest thread: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/730324/nyd-contest-9-egg-art-contest
Prize: 2 Sebastopol goose hatching eggs - to ship Jan 2013 as soon as fertility is confirmed
(colors include: White, Gray, Lilac, Lavender, Blue, Buff) from CelticOaksFarm

WINNER COCHINS1088

10. Southland Organics  Flapper Contest


http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/728983/nyd-hatch-along-contest-10-flapper-contest

 


Post a picture of your fowl flapping in action! All fowl are accepted. It's difficult to get these shots, so start trying! Submissions must be taken by entrant. Post your shots by December 31st. A BYC poll will be open to decide the winner after the contests closes to submissions.

OPEN TO ALL OF BYC, NOT JUST THE HATCHERS!

 

Rules:

  1. Post your pictures on the thread
  2. Post it by 11:59 PM EST, December 31, 2012

 


Prizes:
Winner receives
Big Ole Bird poultry supplement

 

Poultry Supplement

 



11. MrHeniz77's How Many Chicks  Will the Chairs Hatch?

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/contest11
Your guess needs to be made before 11:59:59PM on Dec 31  2012.  
In order to help break a tie, You'll need to guess the breeds of the first three chicks out. If you want to know what breeds are in the chairs bators see Post # 1!  We will be putting up a spreadsheet for the # of guesses and the first three breeds.
OPEN TO ALL OF BYC, NOT JUST THE HATCHERS!

 

The top 2 will receive win
Big Ole Bird poultry supplement

Poultry Supplement

12. Crazypetlady's Poultry Short Story Contest

CLOSED
WEEK THREE CONTEST

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/731156/contest12crazypetladysshortstory
Write a less than 1500 word short story regarding and starring poultry. You must include a picture or a drawing of one of the characters. Post your short story on the hatching thread and PM it to crazypetlady between Dec 24-31. A BYC poll will be made with the entries for voting. OPEN TO ALL OF BYC, NOT JUST THE HATCHERS!
Prize: 12+ Mystery hatching eggs courtesy of crazypetlady!

WINNER  TMNfarm AND Kvmommy

13.  Celebrity Chicken Look Alike Contest

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/contest13
Open from Set Date 12.10.2012 to NYD
It's a Celebrity Chicken Contest! You will need to post a picture that you took of a fowl that you own that looks like a celebrity. You will also need to post a picture of your look-alike celebrity for comparison, although you do not need to take that picture (just don't break any copyright laws in your quest!). You may photoshop the pictures slightly, but only to add props or background to aid in your look-alike.  
OPEN TO ALL OF BYC, NOT JUST THE HATCHERS!
Prize:

First Place: $20 PAYPAL WINNER Dudu

Second Place: One 4 oz bottle of homemade Vanilla Extract, and 2 jars of Suprise Jelly or Jam   From mamawolf544  WINNER JulieNKC

Thread for Pictures : http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/729975/4th-annual-nyd-celebrity-chicken-look-alike-contest



14. SunnySideUp Micro Farm's  66DmoWvqY3plmcHlo3W-uCxtMcwZgCbsVcM2RyvB4tsu-XzPOplArQ9V6LFzarN0kL1n6BPRfuS1ntsyloHGGAMGVEkoQ7V85cs_aZEaKZtyqkTOLR8  "Holiday Poultry" Photo Contest

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/contest14
The goal is to make a poultry and holiday themed calendar. Submit your poultry related holiday pictures - all ranges of poultry age accepted. You will need to submit your photos on this thread. Submission of your picture(s) to  means that you are giving permission to use your photo in a calendar printing. Photos must be taken by you, the entrant. Contest runs until Dec 30.  Limit of 3 entries per person.  Please note which month-holiday you are submitting your photo for.
OPEN TO ALL OF BYC, NOT JUST THE HATCHERS!
Prizes: 12+ hatching eggs for up to 3 different breeds available at the time from

Sunnyside Up Micro-Farm
Check out their  website www.sunnysideupmicrofarm.com
like us on Facebook for sales n picture updateshttp://m.Facebook.com/sunnysideupmicrofarm
Thanks for including us!. Jill Sunnyside Up Micro-Farm

 

 





15. Green Fire Farms    j5XEUzCCpYzaAe9NWxh9bnA5YTC8haOCPArfnEM20liH6lG5ru66lO77xm1ltStBK2UkukbYYiY87zkBzVdJ-bdZl4oI-ZBJUXOD5JKPveDeGgpQO1cGuess How Many Eggs We Will Hatch?

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/contest15
Think you can figure out how many chicks will hatch during the NYD Hatch?
THIS NUMBER NEEDS TO BE REPORTED BY Dec 31TH, 2012 AT 11:59:59PM EST.
OPEN TO ALL OF BYC, NOT JUST THE HATCHERS!
Prizes
First Place:12+ Rare Chick Special from GFF Winner
mnferalkitty
Second Place Prize: $100 Gift Certificate from GFF WINNER KVKCranch
GREENFIRE FARMS


Please post HOW MANY CHICK YOU HATCHED HERE!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dHNQYklmX2dPaWFaLXJpVThDS0w0WGc6MQ
16.   PJRYpIcV3yakJfhhi5eeHk8FmT_LENMcJqY5L8d53aKxiqbOkisvoeNKiQ4sVN0UfpZksTN8gYDdljPDsuaOfY8oygzaYDME1TxDhXD0DnUhy_DV8v8  Small Batch Best Hatch Rate

CLOSED

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/contest16
This contest is for those hatching less than 24 eggs - we don't want to punish those who have not caught the Big Batch Fever yet!
Hatch contestants may set up to 23 eggs.  Post a picture on set day showing the number of eggs you have set and also fill out the hatching spreadsheet with that amount. These eggs may be under a broody or in an incubator. Y You must have your pictures and spreadsheet filled out by 3 days after hatch date. Best hatch rate wins! In the event of a tie, the winner will be chosen by random drawing.
JUST THE HATCHERS!
Prize: 12 mystery Chicks this Spring from Crazypetlady WINNER gabrille1976

link to post your hatch

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AuiiQDvORURBdHNQYklmX2dPaWFaLXJpVThDS0w0WGc

17. Best Hatch Rate

CLOSED 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/729024/nyd-hatch-along-contest-17-best-hatch-rate
For this contest during this hatch, participants will need to be setting a minimum of 24 eggs, with confirmation picture posted to this thread on set day. These can be under a couple of broodies or in your incubators. Tell us how many you will have cooking and then don't go back and edit your post where you tell us how many eggs you start with. We'll need that info by the 3rd Jan at latest to be included in the contest. When the hatch is over, you'll take a pic and post it to show us how many you actually got...the picture must be of sufficient quality to count all the chicks. In the event of a tie, the one who hatches the most chicks wins.
JUST THE HATCHERS!
Prizes: 

WINNER

 CelticOaksFarm

 

Winner receives Big Ole Bird poultry supplement



18.  202Roosterlane's Worst Hatch Rate Consolation Prize

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/contest18
This hatch is for those of you with bad luck this hatch. You'll need to post how many eggs you're cooking in the spreadsheet by 11 Dec 2012, 11:59:59 EST and post a picture of your incubator or broody if possible in the thread by that date, also. When the hatch is declared over, post the number of chicks you hatched as a picture and fill out the spreadsheet. You must have filled out the spreadsheet and posted your pictures by 3 days after hatch date when the hatch is over.
JUST THE HATCHERS!

CLOSED
Prizes:

First Place:  Hova-Bator 1602N Incubator  a BYC Cookbook,  a BYC 2013 Calendar and a BYC bumper sticker  WINNER bnews 

Second Place:  1 Year GFM, a BYC Cookbook, a BYC 2013 Calendar and a BYC bumper sticker WINNER corancher

Third place: 6 months GFM, a BYC calendar and a BYC bumper sticker-

 

Link to post your  hatch on

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dHNQYklmX2dPaWFaLXJpVThDS0w0WGc6MQ


19.  ZeSbkQYevykaind3SBvqtITrVGzNRHazQsFhL424LduwBozQJ2xJXN94IIbDHY61uY-ojoWn_F1Y2MEK0ar0xQ5IvgfNM3cKGz02Aup_1LrcxhUqjfk  Best Overall Hatch Participant  E7hPvfkLrFfdso3ktbfVMQUh6gFyVawDXUw4Eg_YOjhSEf9f1_jcmGttK548ecLf1gqeVarZKt06jLv9Pmrucq4eHRPz6nMs9NUkGPthU8Uw7VUEKu0

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/contest19
At the end of the hatch, PM your choice for best hatch participant to MrHeinz77. This should be someone who you thought was supportive, helpful, funny, encouraging... The person with the most votes wins! Votes will start on Dec 24th and end on Dec 30th, 2012.
JUST THE HATCHERS!
Prize:  1St 12+ mystery eggs this Spring from Babymakes6

2nd BYC calendar and a BYC bumper sticker from 202roosterlane

 

1st Place Sally Sunshine

2nd Place Ron (I need to get his BYC Name)



20. Southland Organic's Cutest Chick Picture

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/728986/nyd-hatch-along-contest-20-cutest-chick-picture

CLOSED

For this contest, post your cutest chick picture! The picture will need to be taken and posted by or before 11:59PM EST on Dec 31st, 2012. We'll be asking folks in the hatch as well as some moderators to help judge if they are willing.

 

Rules:

  1. Post your cutest chick picture on the thread
  2. Post it by 11:59 PM EST, December 31, 2012

 

 

  • Who: Open to all of BYC, not just the hatchers!

 

WINNER Chickenhill

21.  Southland Organic's Most Colorful MALE FOWL Contest

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/728990/nyd-hatch-along-contest-21-most-colorful-male-fowl

CLOSED


Rules:

  1. The picture must be a male bird in his natural plumage (no photoshop or dye job lol )
  2. The bird does not have to be yours, but the photo must have been taken by you.
  3. You may enter only 1 bird but may include up to 3 pictures of the same bird in order show all his features.
  4. Post the picture(s) on the thread
  5. The contest will run from now until December 31.
  6. We will announce the winner on New Years Day

 

  • Who: Open to all of BYC, not just the hatchers!

WINNER Kassaundra

 


22. Mrsmooncat's New Years Hatch New Years Photo Contest

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/contest22
WEEK THREE-ISH CONTEST
Post a picture on the thread of a new years themed picture that deals with anything poultry... confetti, champagne glasses, hats, noise makers - just add poultry... you get the picture. You must take the picture to be eligible. Contest opens 25 December 2012 and closes on 3 January 2013, 11:59:59 EST. Post pictures on the thread.

OPEN TO ALL OF BYC, NOT JUST THE HATCHERS!
Prize: 1st
     6+ choice of eggs from Mrsmooncat    WINNER Celtic Oaks Farms

2nd  Mealworm starter kit from Mrsmooncat       WINNER         Sally Sunshine     

POST HERE!

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/732080/nyd-hatch-along-contest-22-new-years-poultry-photo-contest#post_10173302

 

 

 

23. FIRST CHICK HATCHED FOR THE NEW YEAR

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The plan is for most, or all of us, to set our eggs on, Tuesday December 11, 2012 at NOON (LOCAL TIME). Obviously, this is an honor system contest. We are using the Atomic World Clock for our OWN LOCAL TIME. When your first chick is completely out of the shell, AFTER Midnight 12:00:00 AM* on January 1, 2013, you take a picture of it in the incubator (wet), then go to you computer and take a picture of the  Atomic Clock, link posted below,  of the time in your time zone. We are setting at NOON our time, in each time zone. We hope by starting at NOON it should keep the early hatchers to minimum fl.gif.

Here is the link to the clock, we will all need to synchronize our computers:  http://www.worldtimeserver.com/current_time_in_US-OH.aspx

(Make sure you change the state, the clock in the link is for Ohio) 

Prize:  1st prize 12 + Mystery hatching eggs from mstricer WINNER delisha

                         2nd prize 6+ eggs from Mstricer d'Uccle pens  WINNER nothingbutbirds

 

 

24. Mr Heinz77 BEST BROODY HEN ON THE NESTsmiley sitting on egg smiley  PHOTO CONTEST

 

This contest is open to all BYC members, who have broody hens this time of the year. Once again this will be done on the honor system, so please only post broody hens (any fowl) they don't have to be sitting on eggs, just broody. Take a picture of you hen on the nest. Post it on thread, after set date, on Tuesday

December 11,2012 - December 18, 2012. We will setup a poll and the the hen with the most votes wins. You ask what do we win......

Prize: 6 + eggs from his Exhibition Line Breeds

 

Winner Sally Sunshine

25. GUESS THE BREEDS OF THE FIRST 3 CHICKS Mrheinz77 HATCHES chick hatching from an egg smiley

 

This contest is open to all BYC members. This will be a week 3 contest. From December 24, 2012 thru December 31, 2012 NOON. All answers must be posted before NOON 12:00PM on December 31, 2012. mrheinz77 will list the breeds that he will be setting on page one. You can then post your guess on the the link that will be posted during that week. In the event of a tie, we will refer back to the total amount he set and the one that is closet to that amount will be the winner.

 (The tie breaker is only for the this contest and doesn't take away from the total set prize) 

List of breeds coming soon

Prize: 6 + eggs from his Exhibition Line Breeds 

Link on first page of main thread or here:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFJmZXlxMzRJdGpPZkJGZGQ1bE1wZmc6MQ#gid=0

 

Winner Debs_Flock

 

                   26. GUESS HOW MANY CHICKS  MRHEINZ77, MSTRICER,CHIQTIA AND CRAZYPETLADY WILL HATCH

                                                                                       OPEN TO ALL OF BYC, NOT JUST THE HATCHERS!

        This contest is open to all BYC members. After set time we will announce the contest has started. Please don't post anything until we my the announcement, the start of contest. 

       Your guess needs to be made before 11:59:59PM on Dec 31  2012. In order to help break a tie, You'll need to guess the breeds of the first three     chicks out. If you want to know what breeds are in the chairs bators see Post # 1!  

 

573 eggs set by the chairs

breeds to pick from for tie breaker

.d'uccle,  Lav AM,   Lav. AM/BR,  Wheaten AM,  Blue cooper Marans,and   Olive Eggers

 chicken eggs silkie/OEGB mystery swap eggs,  quail

arkansas blue mystery bantams oe (f1f2) FCBM Cot quai ( mix italian buff tuxedo) leghorns, icelandics, sumatra silkie, small breed suprise,

and mine in the first post

 

Please put your answers here.           

                                           https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEFNNHU1X3gtM01zUkhKWXdwdDRGb0E6MQ#gid=0                      

 

 

                                                      Prize: 1st Prize:  12 eggs from mrheinz77  Winner Tazcat70

 

                                                                 2nd Prize:  6+ d'Uccle eggs from Mstricer  Winner Aschenfire

 

**A special thank you to everyone who is running a contest and/or offered a prize**

 

If you would like to sponsor a contest let us know.



 

Comments (29)

So am I getting this right, all entries are posted here? Not the other thread? Sorry. <blush>
I don't understand this either. Do we send pictures to WHAT thread of our eggs that we are setting and how do you do that. This doesn't allow you to send anything other than a comment.
I just got a pm from someone asking for someone to post this to this page:
"I can't post comments on the articles from my phone. Pictures will be posted on the main thread. Would one of you please leave a comment on the contest page, please?"
I believe this means post pics to the main entry page? The main anual hatch-along one.
where can that be found?
I have something I can donate for the worst hatch. Is there some still time to get in on this. It will be a Sand Painting of a Rooster.
Just noticed the prizes for the worst hatch! Can that be right???
Yes its a big consolation prize. Post your pictures on the main thread. We will be keeping an eye on them there.
If you have any other questions fuzzy given me a pm yell. Excited people are checking this all out!
It's lovely to see the way this annual tradition has taken off and blossomed!! Mahonri, you and Nifty ought to be proud!
where is post #1 that lists the breeds for contest #26? thanks!
We are working on this. I'm trying to get egg totals counted up first. It will be in the next day or two.
Actually, I just double checked and that one isn't open yet. Neither is # 25
Yea, I want to post for #25
Oops I meant #24 and tomorrow is the last day!
You should be able to enter 24. That one isn't waiting on me for anything.
Links for 23 and 24?
Is the 27th lock down or the 28th for chickens?
For contest 23 what if you get a earlier than midnight hatch?
I'm pretty sure lockdown is the 28th. AAs for 23, I'm gonna have the same problem I believe. I do a drier humidity and always get early chicks. I was thinking of just entering the chick that hatches soonest after mid the morn of the 21st. HTH. ;)
But where do we post the pic, the main thread?
I think lockdown is day 18 which should be the 29th if hatch day is Jan. 1.
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