Mahonri's 3rd Annual BYC Easter Hatch-A-Long Contests
1. CayuseRanch's Total Number of Eggs Set Contest
This contest is open to all participants to guess the total number of eggs that will be set by all participants in Mahonri's 3rd Annual BYC Easter 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. All "guesses" must be submitted no later than Midnight EST, Sunday March 11th. Please submit your total number of eggs set to the spreadsheet by Midnight EST Tuesday, March 20th so we can tally up what was set and declare a winner. The person who comes closest to guessing the total number without going over will win a beautiful rooster egg basket.
Go here to submit your guess for the number of eggs set:
2. Kathyinmo's Calendar Photo Contest
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 as well as PM them to kathyinmo. Submission of your picture(s) to this thread and to kathyinmo 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 Easter.
Limit of 3 entries per person.
3. Notafarm's An Opportune Time Award
Three random post numbers have been chosen (known only to NotAFarm and SCG). The person who posts at that "opportune time" gets the award. You need not be a hatch participant to win this.
Prizes: Each post winner will receive a 6 mo GFM
Winner 1: The Chickeneer
4. Notinoz2007's Random Entrant Award
On set date (17 March 2012) Notinoz2007 will randomly select one entrant from the signed up pool on the first post page to receive the prize.
Prize: coffee mug and stuffed chick toy
Soon To Be Open Contests:
1. 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 Monday the 19th of March 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.
2. How Many Chicks Will Mahonri Hatch?
Your guess needs to be made before 11:59:59PM on March 24th, 2012. The guesses will be posted above somewhere beside the hatch participant's name.
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 Mahonri's bators read the thread! Laree will be putting up a spreadsheet for the # of guesses and the first three breeds.
3. ChestnutRidge's Most Ingenious Chicken Design Contest WEEK ONE CONTEST
During week 1 of incubation (17 to 23 March), post a picture and brief explanation of your cool brooder / feeder / waterer / saddle / whatever that you created for your fowl. Once the contest ends they'll be put on a BYC poll for the kind folk of BYC to vote for a winner.
Prize: A copy of Gail Damerow's Chicken Health Handbook, which he/she will surely appreciate being such a witty chicken-fancier.
4. Laree's Liar, Liar Pants on Fire Contest
Volunteers will be asked to PM LareePQG 2 lies and 1 truth about themselves. She will set up a form where participants will have to guess which items are the lies, and which are the truths. Winner will be the person who gets the most correct.
The thread/form whatever will be posted March 25th, to close on April 1st.
Prize: An Easter stamping set will be shipped out for Easter.
1. Thebirdguy's Cutest Baby Picture Contest 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. Post during week two: 24 to 30 March.
Prize: 12 raffle tickets for the Rocky Mountain Chickenstock on May 5th where Greenfire Eggs and much much more can be won.
2. ChooksChick Flapper Contest WEEK THREE 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 between 31 March and 6 April. A BYC poll will be open to decide the winner after the contests closes to submissions.
Prize: perhaps some hatching eggs from ChooksChick!?
3. Cutest Chick Picture
For this contest, the chick hatched must be from Mahonri's 3rd Annual BYC Easter Hatch. The picture will need to be taken and posted by or before 11:59PM EST on April 15th, 2012. We'll be asking folks in the hatch as well as some moderators to help judge if they are willing. There will be 1st and 2nd place awards given.
4. Best Overall Hatch Participant
At the end of the hatch, PM your choice for best hatch participant to Mahonri. This should be someone who you thought was supportive, helpful, funny, encouraging... The person with the most votes wins! Votes will start on April 10th and end on April 12th, 2012.