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How do the contest work?
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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. 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.
Please join us in the 4th Annual BYC New Years Day Hatch-a-long.

Just as a teaser, (hopefully I don't get myself in trouble for this by the Contest and Prize gurus), one of the contests is for the first chick hatched after midnight local time Jan 1, 2013. (And might I say, the prize is awesome). Some of the contests will have a min/max amount of eggs but for the hatch, there is no certain number.

ohhh im so excited!! 

Dear Pessimist, optimist and realist, 

While you were busy arguing over the glass of water, I drank it!

Sincerely, Opportunist 

~ My CDO is kicking in..

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Dear Pessimist, optimist and realist, 

While you were busy arguing over the glass of water, I drank it!

Sincerely, Opportunist 

~ My CDO is kicking in..

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post #43 of 9804

is there any special equipment I need to start saving for clock. video camera, etc...

Pictures of my chickens past and present:   http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-chicken-children

 

Swap History: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/swap-history (let me know if I've missed you)


My Swap page:http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/items-available-for-swap

Craft items available for swapping:  http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/craft-items-for-swapping

 

Proud member of Wild West...

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Pictures of my chickens past and present:   http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-chicken-children

 

Swap History: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/swap-history (let me know if I've missed you)


My Swap page:http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/items-available-for-swap

Craft items available for swapping:  http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/craft-items-for-swapping

 

Proud member of Wild West...

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post #44 of 9804
I've never participated in an annual hatch-a-long. I can't wait big_smile.png

I have been hatching like crazy anyway. My last chick hatched last night.


Had to share!

Splash bantam Ameraucana

Breeding: Silkies (BBS, White & Partridge), Heritage Plymouth Rocks (Silver Pencilled & Barred),Easter Eggers, Naked Necks, Buckeyes, and Mottled Houdans. 

 

Visit our COOP Page! 

 

Raising CX Free Range ~ Poultry Sexing Tips ~ Raising Chickens Naturally ~ Our Flock Pictures

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Breeding: Silkies (BBS, White & Partridge), Heritage Plymouth Rocks (Silver Pencilled & Barred),Easter Eggers, Naked Necks, Buckeyes, and Mottled Houdans. 

 

Visit our COOP Page! 

 

Raising CX Free Range ~ Poultry Sexing Tips ~ Raising Chickens Naturally ~ Our Flock Pictures

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post #45 of 9804

Just checking in. I'm very busy right now with getting ready for Nationals this weekend. Dumb me chose this to  be my first event hide.gif. So after the show I will be all over this.

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Being as I sold most of my hirds and got new stock, they wont be laying for a few months, so I won't have anything to hatch.

But I can spectate.: P

Check out the swap pages, if you would like to. I get a lot of nice birds by watching and it is fun. 

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How do the contest work?

More to come on this, we are still working things out. 

Michele

 

 

  

 

 

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post #46 of 9804
OK now I got my bator's out again getting ready for a trial run setting all the eggs i get for the next three days. My DW thinks I've gone crazy hatching eggs in the Minnesota winter but i can't miss out on this after winning last year.
Starting over after losing all but three hens to dogs. Now trying some black giants
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Starting over after losing all but three hens to dogs. Now trying some black giants
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post #47 of 9804

okay one second.. dont we have a month left before we set? I keep hearing that ppl are gonna start soon.. :/

Dear Pessimist, optimist and realist, 

While you were busy arguing over the glass of water, I drank it!

Sincerely, Opportunist 

~ My CDO is kicking in..

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Dear Pessimist, optimist and realist, 

While you were busy arguing over the glass of water, I drank it!

Sincerely, Opportunist 

~ My CDO is kicking in..

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post #48 of 9804
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They are giving their incubators a test run.
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They are giving their incubators a test run.


Mine has been test running for 2 years !   lau.gif

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Mine has been test running for 2 years !   lau.gif


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I sold both of my incubators-now Rachael hatches all of my eggs! tongue.png

Heather,wife of 1 and Mom of 5
1 Golden Retriever, 6 cats, MF d'Uccles, Silkies, Cream Legbars, Black Bresse, MF Leghorns, Snowflake Bobwhite quail, Sebastapol geese, and Silver Appleyard ducks.

Cream Legbar Club!

My swap page!

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Heather,wife of 1 and Mom of 5
1 Golden Retriever, 6 cats, MF d'Uccles, Silkies, Cream Legbars, Black Bresse, MF Leghorns, Snowflake Bobwhite quail, Sebastapol geese, and Silver Appleyard ducks.

Cream Legbar Club!

My swap page!

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