3rd Annual New Year's Day Hatch!!


Easter Hatch!!
10 Years
Jul 17, 2009

On December 11th at Noon we sat Chicken eggs...

Duck eggs should go in on the 4th. Quail will go in on the 14th or 15th...I am not sure.

If you are participating please go HERE and fill out the form.

And here for the results-- Results



Mahonri's 3rd Annual BYC New Years Day Hatch Contests:

1. Guess the Number of Total Eggs Set:
For this contest, participants will be guessing the total number of eggs set by all participants (according to the spreadsheet). Your guess must be in the spreadsheet by 10 December 2011. Eggs set will be calculated by Laree on 12 December 2012, and winner will be announced.
Prize: 6 month GFM sponsored by BYC/Nifty!
WINNER: dadsdeercamp was closest to the answer: 3416 (HOLY MOLY!)

2.How many of Mahonri's eggs will Laree, Meg & Mahonri Hatch?
Mahonri is up to starting with 93 eggs. Laree has 36. Meg will get that many tomorrow!
Guess the number that will hatch out of those eggs and the first three breeds out.
The Eggs
30 Icelandics
8 Olive eggers
10 Polish
7 Swedish Flower Hens
14 Bargain EEs w/ Lavendar Am roo!
20 W/BW Ams
Prize: 6 month GFM courtesy of Mahonri
WINNER: Congratulations to CIELO! Winner of how many chicks will Mahonri, Meg and Laree hatch of Mahonri's eggs?
Cielo guessed 29. Total hatched and survived=29.... (at least #29 is zipping right now)... and no one else guessed this low.

3. RareBreedFancier's First Chick Hatched After Midnight on New Years Local Time
So, the plan is for most or all of us to put the eggs in at NOON (Local time) on Sunday 11 December 2011. Obviously this is an honor system contest. We are using the atomic clocks for our own LOCAL TIME. When your first chick is completely out of the shell AFTER MIDNIGHT, *12:00:00AM on the 1st of January, 2012 you take a pic of it IN THE BATOR if possible and then you go to your computer and take a pic of the time on the Atomic Clock, posted below, of the time where you are. We are setting at noon our time in each time zones because there will be early hatchers... there always are one or two in a hatch that pop out early. We hope by starting at NOON that gives us a better chance of not having too many hatch on the 31st thus putting them out of the 1st chick hatched for 2012 contest.
Here is the web clock we all need to use to syncronize our computers: http://www.thetimenow.com/est/eastern_standard_time - it's close to within 2 seconds AND you will probably have to change the time zone, but it's easy.
WINNER: Peep_Show
Prize: 6 month GFM courtesy of RareBreedFAncier!

4. Guess the Total Number of Chicks Hatched:
For this contest, participants will be guessing the total number of chicks hatched from all the eggs set by the participants (according to the spreadsheet). Your guess must be in the spreadsheet by 12 December 2012. Total number of chicks hatched will be calculated by Laree on 7 January 2012. The person with the closest guess wins! Make sure to update the spreadsheet with your total number of chicks hatched for an accurate count!
Add your response here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEhfejR1cnplblZLTzYyYWhqS1k3UVE6MQ#gid=0
results here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ai7KIISf0iW0dEhfejR1cnplblZLTzYyYWhqS1k3UVE#gid=0
Prize: 6 month GFM sponsored by BYC/Nifty!

5. Best Overall Hatch Participant
PM your one vote for the overall best hatch participant to Mahonri by 11:59:59 MST 5 January 2012. He will tally up the votes and announce the winner.
WINNER: SCG who deferred to AK MICHELLE
Prize: 6 month GFM sponsored by Mahonri!

6. Sumatra503's Cutest Chick Hatched Photo Contest
Entries will be accepted between 1/1/12 and 1/10/12, one entrant per hatcher. Chicks in the picture submission must be chicks hatched during the 3rd Annual NYD Hatch. The Contest Winner will be decided via poll so that everyone can help decide the winner. The winner is the chick that has the most votes from the users and is deemed the Cutest New Chick.
View submissions here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=68426-cutestnewchick
Prize: An adorable chick plush toy

7. Tazcat70's Best Hatch Rate Contest
To be eligible for this contest you must set at least 36 eggs as referenced in the original Laree spreadsheet and added to that spreadsheet by you (Mr or Mrs [or Miss or Dr] Hatch Participant) by 15 December 2011. You will self report your hatch rate on Laree's end of contest spreadsheet by 3 January 2012. You may be asked for a confirmation chick picture.
Prize: Coupon for 2$ off any Manna Pro Product, expires 1 April 2012 (because you're going to need all the help you can get on feed costs!)

8. Worst Hatch Rate
To be eligible, you must set at least 20 eggs. You also MUST post a picture of your set incubator on this thread by 11:59:59 EST Monday 12 December 2012 with the number shown matching what's on the Laree spreadsheet on the 1st post. Laree will be adding a column to the spreadsheet for what you've tossed after candling. You will also need to post a picture of your incubator with eggs set minus eggs tossed at candling (per spreadsheet) and a picture of the chicks you hatched, if any. Contest ends 3 January 2012, 11:59:59 EST. Sorry, we know it's a lot of hoops but we want to make sure it does truly go to the person most deserving.
Prize: A dozen eggs, shipping included from The Garry Farm (Bargain).

9. Sumatra 503's Small Batch Hatch Rate Contest:
This contest is for those who set 20 eggs or less. A photo of the total number of chicks hatched must be either posted on the thread or PM'd to Sumatra503. The hatch rate will be based on the official number presented by the participant on Lauree's Spreadsheet at the beginning of the hatch. There will be two winners for this contest, The Best Hatch Rate and Worst Hatch Rate. Photos must be posted by 1/3/2012 in order to eligible.
WINNERS: Debs Flock, Cielo
Prize: A Mason Jar Chick Feeder or Waterer Base (since everyone else will need a gallon water for so many chicks). One for each winner and the winners get to choose between a waterer or a feeder base.

10. Kathyinmo's Calendar Photo Contest
Best calendar quality HOLIDAY photo. Judges will be BYC folks who are not in the NYD hatch. No names will be submitted with the photos; just numbers. *OPEN TO HATCHERS AND NON-HATCHERS ALIKE*
Rules are:
1. Photo must contain poultry; either adult or chicks. (Prefer photos without humans.)
2. Photo must be your own, not from someone or somewhere else.
3. Photo must be holiday related..... ANY holiday.... Christmas, Mother's Day, Halloween, Easter, Valentines Day, etc....
4. Please note which month your calendar quality photo should be published on.
5. Limit 3 entries per person; though each must be for a different holiday.
6. PM Kathyinmo with your entry "HOLIDAY calendar contest," in the subject line, as well as post it on this thread.
7. Open NOW through 3 January 2012, 11:59:59 EST.
See entries here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=31282-holiday-calendar-contest
WINNER: Contrastphoto (#29)
Prize: $20 BYC store gift certificate

11. SuperChemicalGirl's Caption That Photo Contest WEEK ONE CONTEST CLOSED
SCG will post a photo on this thread for you to use your wit/humor to caption, add thought bubbles or an explanation of the situation (like a "Far Side" cartoon). You may photoshop the picture but the original content of the photo must remain the same. Keep it PG, folks, but make us laugh! Submissions similar to previously submitted entries will not be accepted. Photo (with an example that is not used for the contest) was posted on 11 December 2011 - see post 1225. Your submissions must be posted on this thread by 11:59:59 PM EST 18 December 2011 to allow time for judging.
View submissions here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=46869-caption-that-photo-contest-nyd
WINNER: Featherz
Prize: One Dozen Eggs (assortment) courtesy of Hot2Pot. Shipping included.

12. Chooks Chick Flapper Contest: WEEK TWO CONTEST CLOSED
This contest will begin 18 December 2011, and run until 25 December 2011. Post a picture of your flapping chicken or chickens! Get an action shot! Submissions from last years Easter Flapper Contest are not accepted. Entrants will be posted on a poll on BYC and voted on by BYC members.
View submissions here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=14596-2011-flapper-contest
Prize: Chicken bell for your coop! Visible in post 2185.

13. Karimw's Most Colorful Rooster Contest WEEK THREE CONTEST CLOSED
I'm going to pirate a class from the Paint Horse and Appaloosa shows and go with "Most Colorful Rooster" - it is entirely subjective of course big_smile
1. The picture must be a rooster in his natural plumage (no photoshop or dye job lol )
2. The subject does not have to be yours, but the photo must have been taken by you.
3. You may enter only 1 rooster but may include up to 3 pictures of the same bird in order show all his features.
4. Post the picture(s) on this thread and send it to Karimw in a PM
5. The contest will run from December 25 - December 31.
6. I will announce the winner on New Years Day
View submissions here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=53430-nyd-most-colorful-rooster
WINNER: Farmerboy16
Prize: 6 month GFM courtesy of Karimw.

14. Tazcat70's New Years Hatch New Years Photo Contest 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 2011 and closes on 3 January 2012, 11:59:59 EST. Post pictures on the thread. *OPEN TO HATCHERS AND NON-HATCHERS ALIKE* Any volunteers to collect the photos off the thread and make a poll?
Prize: BYC 2012 Calendar courtesy of Tazcat70!

**A special thank you to everyone who is running a contest and/or offered a prize**
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Gone Broody
11 Years
Mar 17, 2008
How are the prizes determined? Random draw or by volume of chicks hatched? This is the 1st time I'd be participating, so I'm unsure how it all works.

I don't usually hatch in the winter, but my Silkies have finally graced me with eggs!
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