4th Annual BYC NYD Hatch-along Contests

By mrheinz77, Nov 16, 2012 | Updated: Jan 28, 2013 | | |
  1. mrheinz77
    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: [​IMG] 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's[​IMG] A Random Poster Award
    CLOSED
    https://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: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/728912/nydh-contest6


    7. BHep's [​IMG] Cutest Baby Picture Contest

    CLOSED
    WINNER: HURLEY

    https://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: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/728913/nydh-contest7


    8. Southland Organics [​IMG] Best Incubator Design Contest
    CLOSED

    https://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
    https://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:
    https://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

    https://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


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

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    12. Crazypetlady's Poultry Short Story Contest
    CLOSED

    WEEK THREE CONTEST
    https://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
    https://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 : https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/729975/4th-annual-nyd-celebrity-chicken-look-alike-contest


    14. SunnySideUp Micro Farm's [​IMG] "Holiday Poultry" Photo Contest
    https://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 [​IMG]Guess How Many Eggs We Will Hatch?
    https://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. [​IMG] Small Batch Best Hatch Rate
    CLOSED
    https://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

    https://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
    https://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​


    19. [​IMG] Best Overall Hatch Participant [​IMG]
    https://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
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/728986/nyd-hatch-along-contest-20-cutest-chick-picture
    CLOSED
    For this contest,
    post your cutest chick picture! Th
    e picture will need to be taken and posted by or before 11:59PM EST on De
    c 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
    https://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 fr
      om 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
    https://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!
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...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 [​IMG].
    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 NEST[​IMG] 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 [​IMG]

    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.​



    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.


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  1. RavenWood
    There are still contests on here that do not list winners, including who won the actual NYD first hatch. When will these winners be announced?
  2. mrheinz77
    We are working on them. Sorry. We're doing the best that we can.
  3. JulieNKC
    What's going on with the contests that haven't been judged/closed? Are they going to be?
  4. sarahannecloud9
    You'd have to hunt through the thread to find the time. I just saw all the congrats and that we have a winner for time zone ?? it was. I read it a cpl places where people asked where to post the pics and time. It's scattered throughout the main hatch thread. I did notice there was no link in the contest post above. That's why I went hunting. I had one hatch about that same time, but I fell out. :( It was dry when I woke at 2am. I got the pic at 2:15 and posted right away. I then read past posts and found I was way too late. The time zones made it hard for a real competition as we are all diff times. It's ok though. All in fun. :) It's also mentioned in question form above. I asked and wasn't answered. I found the info in the main thread somewhere?
  5. Chickflick2
    I don't see how anyone is supposed to know that. All of the contests have links on them, why doesn't #23? Where is it posted that we were supposed to post on the main thread? My chick hatched at 12:03am. How frustrating! What time did the chick hatch of the "already declared winner"?
  6. sarahannecloud9
    They already declaired a winner. The pics were to be posted right away. It was the main thread. As far as I know anyhow.
  7. Chickflick2
    Where is the link to post pictures for contest #23? I had a chick hatch at 12:03am on January 1st.
  8. mrsamplias
    is #25 ready? The instruction say that it should be ready beginning this week?
  9. Fuzzybird
    Isn't lock down 4 days?
  10. RavenWood
    I think lockdown is day 18 which should be the 29th if hatch day is Jan. 1.

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