4th Annual BYC NYD Hatch-a-long

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by mrheinz77, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. mrheinz77

    mrheinz77 New Beginnings Poultry

    May 22, 2011
    SE Wisconsin
    What would a NYD be without an BYC Hatch-a-long. This year Mahonri's crew has decided to pass the torch on to someone new. I'm assembleing my team and will post important information soo. Just a note, you may want to start lining up eggs soon. (Does anybody want to send me anything fun to hatch? :lau )

    On 11 December 2012, at noon local time (or later if you are not home) a bunch of people will be setting eggs. Most would call them crazy but I like to think that we are planning ahead. Planning ahead? My reasoning:
    1. Chicks hatched Jan 1 will begin laying in early summer
    2. Extra cockerels will make a great Mother's Day Feast.
    3. Its the perfect time to hatch for late summer shows.
    4. What else is there to do when it is COLD outside than chat with like minded individuals?
    5. There are lots of contests with awesome prizes. (Thanks to the hard work of our AWESOME contest chairwomen we have some really nice prizes starting to come in)

    This list could go on and on.

    Please join us in the 4th Annual BYC New Years Day Hatch-a-long.

    Click on this link to sign up. Sign Up Here

    The following link takes you to important information
    Important Information Page

    Information for the NYD Hatch Egg Swap can be found here. Egg Swap

    Click here for the Contest Page

    I'd like to give a big THANK YOU to our corporate sponsors. If you get a chance, visit their web sites.




    Sunnyside Up Micro Farm

    Set Dates are as follows (thanks ColdUpNorth)

    Muscovy (35 days) - 11/27/12
    Goose (31 days) - 12/1/12
    Duck, Turkey, Pheasant (28 days) - 12/4/12
    Guinea Fowl (26 days) - 12/6/12
    Chicken (21 days) - 12/11/12
    Coturnix Quail (18 days) - 12/14/12

    To clear up any confusion: Eggs will be set at 12:00 noon LOCAL time. Yes, this does mean that eggs will be set hours apart by different participants. This is why a picture will be needed of a wet chick with an atomic clock in the same picture. Here is a link to a good one.

    When you set your eggs, please post a picture of the eggs so that we can verify how many eggs were set. All eggs need to be seen in the picture. Mstricer will copy the pictures and put them on a page for eggs set for the 4th Annual BYC NYD Hatch-a-long.

    Guess how many eggs will be set for the NYD Hatch on the appropriate thread]

    Nifty said both the thread and spreadsheet will be used.

    Post pictures of how many eggs you set HERE


    The link is now open to list how many eggs were set. Only post after you have set your last egg. Click HERE

    Guess the first 3 chicks to hatch for mrheinz77. From the list below, pick the breed of the first 3 chicks to hatch. Then click here to enter your guesses on the form. For the tie breaker, I set 288 eggs.

    Eggs set by mrheinz77
    mrheinz77 egg list
    LF Cochin
    Lavender Orpington
    Iowa Blue
    Bantam Black Wyandotte
    Buff Brahma 2 days late
    Olandsk Dwarf 2 days late
    Bantam Chocolate Orpington 2 days late
    BBS LF English Orp 2 days late
    Olive Egger
    Naked Neck Polish Project
    Bantam Marans Project
    Light Sussex x Speckled Sussex
    Bantam Langshan
    Rose Comb Rhode Island Red
    Naked Neck Welsummer Project
    Unknown Bantam
    Single Comb Rhode Island Red
    Cuckoo Marans
    Silver Sussex
    English Orpington
    Olandsk Dwarf
    LF Langshan
    Speckled Sussex
    Easter Eggers
    Light Sussex
    Frizzle Bantam Cochin
    Swedish Flower Hen Cross
    Black Copper Marans
    Coturnix Quail 1 day late
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2012
  2. chicken stalker

    chicken stalker TOS Rocks!

    Aug 31, 2008
    Binghamton, NY
  3. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    Sweet! I can't hatch until Spring but Ill help with whatever you need Jim! :D

    I can donate hatching eggs for a prize! Don't ask me what kind yet ...lol
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    Yeah, as chair of contests and prizes I will be counting on your eggs. I will get with my co-chair and get a list of contests soon so you can pick which one you want to sponsor :D

    Anyone else wanting to donate a prize please feel free to PM me.
  5. BHep

    BHep Crowing

    Nov 20, 2010
    Faison, NC

    I will donate eggs as a prize also, not sure what either. [​IMG]

    And Jim... I will send you something fun to hatch !! [​IMG]
  6. KYTinpusher

    KYTinpusher Master Enabler

    Sep 3, 2011
    Northern KY
    Me, Too! [​IMG]
  7. mrheinz77

    mrheinz77 New Beginnings Poultry

    May 22, 2011
    SE Wisconsin
    Also, if you have an idea for a contest, send a pm to crazypetlady and/or mstricer. Don't be afraid to spread the word.

    We have crazypetlady and mstricer as cochairs for the contests

    I will be running the egg swap.

    Other jobs still open are count down specialist and database manager. Pm me for job descriptions.
  8. mstricer

    mstricer Crowing

    Feb 12, 2009
    Yeah please help I'm new here so bare with me. I figured, I'm on here all the time since it is getting colder outside so what the heck [​IMG] But I'm excited to be helping. Once again any contest suggestion are greatly appreciated. This is going to be fun....
  9. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Free Ranging

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Rah Rah! You go guys. But - the only eggs I will be hatching out until spring are under a broody hen due on Thursday. I will watch with great enjoyment though.
  10. chicken fever

    chicken fever Songster

    Jan 30, 2012
    dallas, tx
    Well now I'm really bad! Darn it...guess my Bator is getting full again for this Nyd hatchalong! Who wants to explain to my hubby bahahahaha, thank goodness he is onboard...kinda lol......I want tolbunts for this hatch!!!!

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