3rd Annual New Year's Day Hatch!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LarryPQ, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. BHep

    BHep Overrun With Chickens

    8,686
    70
    278
    Nov 20, 2010
    Faison, NC
    My 66 eggs are ready to go, I have 2 more boxes of Swap eggs sitting somewhere [​IMG] tis the season. Anyway.... we will be slipping out of Church a few minutes early..... not only to set eggs [​IMG] but to pick my mom up from the airport. She has been out visiting family for the last 10 days. We are all homesick for her. [​IMG]


    I cannot believe it is only 21 days on 2012. [​IMG]
     
  2. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

    5,298
    73
    286
    Mar 22, 2010
    Saratoga County, NY
    I just got my brinsea tray ready - not in the bator yet, but as I am squishing as many eggs as I can into my 20 egg brinsea I start working on it early. I managed to fit in 32 eggs this time around. [​IMG] The rest will end up in my hovabator to be moved in at day 7-10 when I 'rehome' the quitters/clears (unsures will also end up in hovabator juuuust in case). All my pretty blue eggs fit in the brinsea, yay! [​IMG]
     
  3. superchemicalgirl

    superchemicalgirl HEN PECKED

    10,711
    6,444
    541
    Jan 10, 2010
    Vacationland, Maine
    If you're running a contest and need to clarify your contest or have me add/remove/edit something about it... PM me! Thanks.

    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!

    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
    6 FBCMs
    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!

    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.time.gov/timezone.cgi?Eastern/d/-5/java - it's close to within 2 seconds AND you will probably have to change the time zone, but it's easy.
    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!
    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.
    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.
    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. 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.
    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.
    Prize: $20 BYC store gift certificate

    10. SuperChemicalGirl's Caption That Photo Contest WEEK ONE CONTEST
    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
    Prize: One Dozen Eggs (assortment) courtesy of Hot2Pot. Shipping included.

    11. Chooks Chick Flapper Contest: WEEK TWO CONTEST
    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:
    Prize: TBD

    12. Karimw's Most Colorful Rooster Contest WEEK THREE CONTEST
    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
    Rules:
    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
    Prize: 6 month GFM courtesy of Karimw.

    13. 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. 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**

    If you want to run a contest or have a great idea for one, let me know. We've had multiple contests going on each week or contests that run throughout the entire hatch. If you did not see our Easter Hatch Contests, you may view them at: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=447147&p=416 (post 4156)
     
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2011
  4. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

    5,298
    73
    286
    Mar 22, 2010
    Saratoga County, NY
    I definitely like the idea of the worst hatch rate for > xx amount of eggs getting the dozen wonderful eggs from Bargain - I know that would make ME feel better after having a bad hatch! [​IMG]
     
  5. superchemicalgirl

    superchemicalgirl HEN PECKED

    10,711
    6,444
    541
    Jan 10, 2010
    Vacationland, Maine
    The moment you've been waiting for (ok, probably not...):




    SUPERCHEMICALGIRL'S "CAPTION THAT PHOTO" CONTEST HAS BEGUN!

    Y'all are constantly making me laugh. So use your wit/humor to caption, add thought bubbles or an explanation of the situation (like a "Far Side" cartoon) to the photo below AND ONLY THE PHOTO BELOW OF THE RED SEX LINKS. 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 and SCG will be the arbiter. Your submissions must be posted on this thread by 11:59:59 PM EST 18 December 2011 to allow time for judging. The prize is a dozen assorted eggs, shipping included, from Hot2Pot.
    Here is the photo that you must caption:
    [​IMG]



    ***************************************************************************

    If you're still unsure of what exactly I'm looking for, I'll give you some examples with other pictures that are NOT part of this contest so please do not caption the pictures below:
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Now get to it!

    Photos will be downloaded by me and placed in the following location:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=46869-caption-that-photo-contest-nyd

    I will have an independent panel of non-BYC associated judges (read: my poor coworkers, family and friends) choose the winner from the submissions.

    If you're still confused (you'd better not be!) or looking for some inspiration you can view the Easter Caption That Photo Contest submissions at:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=46869-easter-hatch-caption-contest
     
  6. BHep

    BHep Overrun With Chickens

    8,686
    70
    278
    Nov 20, 2010
    Faison, NC
    [​IMG] [​IMG] I apparently had a brain collapse moment last night when I filled out the spreed sheet. [​IMG]

    I refilled out the spreed sheet this morning ... I was wondering about the repeat questions, I guess if I had read SCG post properly, I would have known it was part of the contest. [​IMG]
    ANYway........... I missed the how many set, but I think I still have time for the how many hatch. [​IMG]


    I need a nap.. [​IMG]
     
  7. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    The throne, Mahonri..........

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Melissa Rose

    Melissa Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,178
    24
    161
    Aug 14, 2011
    South Texas
    Quote:[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] My sweet hubby needs one to watch the football games with [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. Melissa Rose

    Melissa Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,178
    24
    161
    Aug 14, 2011
    South Texas
    Debs - Hot2Pots - beauitiful eggs are just about done hatching so I might get to use the better incubator [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Although my Hovabator has hatched many tortoises nicely [​IMG]
     
  10. Blarneyeggs

    Blarneyeggs Overrun With Chickens

    6,023
    469
    286
    Oct 22, 2011
    Southeast PA
    Quote:Exactly why you are putting eggs in the bator! More eggs, more often, woooo hooooo!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by