This thread contains the first official Contest from the 2018 Halloween Hatch-A-Long LINK TO: Halloween Hatch-A-Long 2018 PRIZES ARE AS FOLLOWED: First Place: A 3 Month Premium Feather Membership here on BYC. https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/byc-premium-feather-membership-upgrade-pfm.47730/ Courtesy of @Farmer Connie Second Place: A $20 Gift Card from Tractor Supply Company. Courtesy of @I am the Walrus Third Place: A wonderful & perfectly themed EGG Salt and Pepper Shaker Set. Courtesy of @N F C THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROUS DONATIONS! Without donations, these contest would not be possible. Contest Rules: Open to all BYC members. Must be your picture taken in the past year. Photo/s cannot have been entered in other contests. 3 Entries may be entered per member, with 6 eggs max in the image. If you need more than one image to show off your entry of SIX EGGS OR FEWER, then you may post up to two images. No fake editing or captions---we want to see the world through your eyes, not through the excessive use of editing tools. However, basic cropping is allowed. To submit your entries, simply post your images in this thread. Do not cut the eggs. Blowing them is okay but this is a decorating contest, not a cutting one. Winners chosen by a panel of judges, their decisions will be final. Prizes will be awarded to 1st place (best overall) 2nd place (most creative) and scariest (3rd). YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE HATCHING EGGS ON THE HALLOWEEN HATCH-A-LONG TO ENTER THIS CONTEST! ALTHOUGH IF A PRIZE HAS TO BE SHIPPED TO YOU, YOU MUST BE 18 Y/O OR OLDER TO BE ELIGIBLE. BUT NOT FOR PFM PRIZES (NO SHIPPING REQUIRED) ALSO YOU MUST LIVE IN THE CONTINENTAL U.S. FOR SHIPPING PURPOSES, OR CHOOSE ANOTHER BYC MEMBER WHO DOES, TO RECEIVE THE PRIZE. Your hosts reserves the right to disqualify posts not following the rules. All BYC Rules Apply. Terms of Service (Rules) Void where Prohibited. Contest Ends October 31st, 2018 Midnight EST For a list of winners, check back to this page after November 12th, 2018. Tip for Coloring Eggs: Add 1 teaspoon vinegar and 20 drops of desired color to 1/2 cup boiling water. Dip hard-cooked eggs about 5 minutes or longer. Remove to wire rack to cool. After color dries it will not rub off. We need prize donations for our other contests! It is your generosity that allows us to run these. No item is too small. We can always have smaller items for 2nd/3rd place. Hatching egg donations, fowl items new/used in good shape, BYC PFMs, Amazon gift certificates, BYC gift certificates, etc. are all great items to donate. What some of us do is purchase an item from Amazon and send it directly to the winner: just make sure they have plenty of the item in stock. FOR YOUR GENEROUS DONATIONS!!!! SHOWCASE OF THIS YEARS ENTRIES- (For Convenience, for Followers of this thread) SO FAR WE HAVE..... #7 @SueT #50 @Chicks 'n ducks #54 @room onthebroom #64 @FrankieDoodle #73 @Lucky Lemon #92 @gimmie birdies #95 @gimmie birdies #96 @Lucky Lemon #98 @SueT #105 @gimmie birdies #115 @SueT ????????????? CONTEST ENDS OCTOBER 31st AT MIDNIGHT EST. GET YOUR ENTRY IN!