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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LarryPQ, Oct 27, 2011.
Quote:Good to know, thank you. I turned them last year, but I picked them up from the breeder.
I just hatched some chicks (got impatient and had a broody lol), and my drake still isn't getting my duck's eggs fertile so I didn't think I was going to be hatching. However my 6 week old coturnix have started laying, so I'm back in! What day do I set them? The 14th? They are supposed to take 18 days, last batch hatched in 17.
I am sure these questions are answered somewhere, but I can't find where....
How many participants do we have? A list of names somewhere (besides the one we fill out and some have not got to it yet)?
What happened with the contests? Is there a list of those and the prizes offered?
Quote:So... no contest list yet. So far I'm running a contest on week 1 for a caption that photo contest, and chookschick is doing a week 2 flapper. No one else has expressed interest as of yet to host a contest.
As far as the end of hatch contests, we haven't really ironed that out yet. Laree's and I have both been a bit under the weather.
If I host a photo contest can I be the judge? I'll offer a 6 month GFM to the winner.
Quote:Absolutely! You need rules... and which week to host... we have nothing for week 3 yet, would you like to be week 3?
I'll start a contest post now... and add Laree's end of hatch contests when she feels better.
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. 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!
3. 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!
4. 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
5. 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.
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: $20 BYC store gift certificate
6. SuperChemicalGirl's Caption That Photo Contest WEEK ONE CONTEST
SCG will post a photo on this thread for you to use your wit/humor to caption, add thought bubbles or an explanation of the situation (like a "Far Side" cartoon). You may photoshop the picture but the original content of the photo must remain the same. Keep it PG, folks, but make us laugh! Submissions similar to previously submitted entries will not be accepted. Photo (with an example that is not used for the contest) will be posted on 11 December 2011. Your submissions must be posted on this thread by 11:59:59 PM EST 18 December 2011 to allow time for judging.
View submissions here:
Prize: One Dozen Eggs (assortment) courtesy of Hot2Pot. Shipping included.
7. Chooks Chick Flapper Contest: WEEK TWO CONTEST
This contest will begin 18 December 2011, and run until 25 December 2011. Post a picture of your flapping chicken or chickens! Get an action shot! Submissions from last years Easter Flapper Contest are not accepted. Entrants will be posted on a poll on BYC and voted on by BYC members.
View submissions here:
8. WEEK THREE CONTEST TBD
**A special thank you to everyone who is running a contest and/or offered a prize**
If you want to run a contest or have a great idea for one, let me know. We've had multiple contests going on each week or contests that run throughout the entire hatch. If you did not see our Easter Hatch Contests, you may view them at: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=447147&p=416 (post 4156)
Extra prizes offered that are lonely without a contest:
1. Coupon for 2$ off Manna Pro product, expires 1 April 2012 (not a lot... but still a prize - doesn't someone want to make it happy and offer a small contest for it?)
2. A dozen eggs from Bargain, shipping included. Winner can choose a dozen of any of the eggs she sells (as long as they are available at that time - as not in a moult or something!)
I will be posting the above contests post daily so it's never far away to find for participants to reference. I will also update it daily as needed to adjust rules (when issues come up) or to add contests/extend dates, etc.
That's how I roll.
I suck at planning things!
I scheduled my Emu Eggs to arrive by the Weekend and I also have to set my other eggs. Emu eggs incubate at 97*F and 25% humidity and chicken and duck eggs incubate at 99.5*F and 80% humidity.
I only have one incubator, so guess what I'm making this week!
I made one yesterday that worked, but it was too small. Now it's back tot he drawing board.
Oh what the heck, why not?
I'm in. I know my girls' eggs are all fertile.