4th Annual BYC NYD Hatch / December online hatching egg swap

Discussion in 'Chickenstocks, Shows, Meet-Ups' started by mrheinz77, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. mrheinz77

    mrheinz77 New Beginnings Poultry

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    There are some rule changes this month. Please READ the rules.
     
    This s the December Online Hatching Egg Swap.
     
    This IS a mystery swap.
     
    Sign ups are open until 25 November 2012 at 12:00 noon CST.

    I want everybody to feel that they can join and that the eggs will be sent. This is why a deadline is set.

    IF YOU DON'T THINK YOU CAN GET YOUR EGGS OUT ON TIME, DO NOT SIGN UP!

    Please make sure that you are ready for eggs when you join this swap. It is not possible to wait for your incubator to get empty.

    There have been problems in the past with people not receiving, or not informing 'us' that they have received, their eggs.

    Please people, make sure you post here when you receive your eggs!!
     
     Who is signed up?

    BYC Name
    9gerianMile
    beehappy4ever
    Bittybrat
    bnewns
    CelticOaksFarm
    Crazypetlady
    farmerChef
    Flogged Again
    John Farmer
    michaelf x 2
    mrheinz77 x ?
    Pnp4kidz
    sarasweatman
    tamrync x 2
    TheFunnyFarm
    TMNfarm
    ValerieT
    wingstone

    There were a few problems with previous swaps, but for the most part, everything has went well.
     
    Disclaimer
    This swap is not endorsed by BYC (owner, website, staff, etc.). The BYC Staff is not responsible and will not mediate if something goes "wrong" or a deal goes "bad". If you choose to participate in a swap, it is best to know who you are swapping with and not to swap more than you can afford to lose. The BYC Staff is sensitive because some past swaps have not worked out. We want our members to feel comfortable having fun with these and other social interactions, but please keep in mind that there were issues with some organizers and swappers not following through on their commitments in the past. You must be 18 to participate.



    The rules

    So big rule #1 If you have mixed you will probably only get mixed
    #2 You can NOT pick a certain breed.
    #3 All swappers must be signed up by NOON on 25 November 2012. Partners will be sent within a few days.
    #4 Mailing dates for eggs are as follows:
    Duck (28 days) Nov 30/ Dec 1
    Chicken (21 days) Dec 7/8
    Coturnix Dec 10
    Others, contact me.
    a. If you are unable to send your eggs on time, you must contact me, or you will be banned from future swaps!
    #5 YOU MUST ACQUIRE A DELIVERY CONFIRMATION NUMBER (DC#), AND PM IT TO ME ONLY. THIS IS A MYSTERY SWAP. WHEN YOU SEND YOUR EGGS
    #6 Everyone will be required to send at least 6 eggs except for those sending goose, turkey, or peafowl the min for these is 4. NEW If sending Quail, the minimum is 12. You're welcome to send more. Please try to send the cleanest eggs possible.
    #7 Please package the eggs carefully. Individually bubble wrapped and secured so they have the best chance of surviving the trip. Please be sure to use enough tape on the wrap.
    #8 Due to previous problems, only active members of the BYC community are eligible to participate at my discretion. If you have been a member less than THREE months, you may only participate 2 times (previous swappers are grandfathered in)
    #9 If you fail to fulfill your obligations on this or any other swap, you will be unable to participate in future swaps
    # 10 NO PM Enteries anymore
    #11 YOU MAY PARTICIPATE UP TO 3 TIMES THIS MONTH - I will be using the link at the bottom of this post as your entry. Fill the form out each time you plan on participating. Post to this thread with the number of times you will participate.
    #12 MIXED COLOR PARENTS ARE TO BE CONSIDERED CROSS BREEDS. IF IN QUESTION PM ME.
    ex. you have Black Ameraucana and Wheaton Ameraucanas in one pen, then the offspring are to be considered crosses. If you have a Blue/Black/Splash pen, these eggs are considered PURE
    EE/OE will be in the mixed catagory this month.

    #13 DO NOT POST WHAT YOU HAVE OR WHAT YOU WANT ON THIS THREAD
    #14 Post here when you receive your eggs.
    #15 If more than 1 egg is smashed (not cracked, but smashed and cannot be sealed) due to poor packing, you will not be able to participate in future swaps unless you resend eggs that are received unbroken.
     
    ENTRY FORM
    Catagories this month are: (sorry there are less catagories but with the amount of swappers I'm expecting I needed to do it)
    Large Fowl Pure
    Large Fowl Mix
    Bantam Pure
    Bantam Mix
    Other (Quail, gamebirds, guinea, duck, turkey, ect)

    ***If you are sending Other PLEASE SPECIFY ( Quail, Chukar, Pheasant, etc)

    Want (NO SPECIFICS PLEASE unless you are requesting Other)

    Anything is only available as a second choice "Want"

    To be entered in this swap, please post only that you want to enter this months swap, click on the link below and fill out the form.
    Thank you,
    Jim
     
     
     
    Please use the link to sign up as well post here that you are participating.
     
     
    Complete the entry 1 time for each time you want to enter the swap.
     
     
    ENTRY FORM
     
    One of my egg packing methods
     
    If you want to participate but you do not have eggs, there are several of us that will sell eggs to you and ship them to your partner. Some even offer discounts for this option.
     
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2012
  2. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I only entered once, I only have eough birds currently laying to send one swap right now. I can enter again before the deadline if more start laying back right?
     
  3. mrheinz77

    mrheinz77 New Beginnings Poultry

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    You sure can.
     
  4. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Signed up, please PM or email if you have questions as we have lots of eggs again.
     
  5. Flogged Again

    Flogged Again Out Of The Brooder

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    I have entered once for the December egg swap.
     
  6. pnp4kidz

    pnp4kidz Chillin' With My Peeps

    I entered once. Thinking of trying twice for fun...
     
  7. sires6

    sires6 Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't have any eggs so I need some to participate... and I would love to talk to someone who has some for me to swap with...
     
  8. RavenWood

    RavenWood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok - Not sure if it is appropriate to post this here: I'm not new to chickens, but I've never hatched eggs before (only eaten them!). Currently I am getting 5 eggs per day, and I do have a rooster in with my hens. How do I know if my eggs have been fertilized? Given that eggs are supposed to be mailed to be swapped, I gather they can sit for a while without being 'incubated' ... how does one keep them from freezing during shipping? Sorry for all the newbie questions. I'm not even sure I can participate since I'm in n. BC Canada, but even if I can't participate in the swap or contests I might do the hatch out anyhow ... if I can figure this out! It all seems terribly complicated.
     
  9. TheFunnyFarmOJ

    TheFunnyFarmOJ Out Of The Brooder

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    We are new to this contest and have eggs available to swap. If you could send me an email to where I could ask questions to make sure we go through our first time smoothly for all parties. My email is [email protected]
    Thank you and looking forward to swapping eggs!
     
  10. mrheinz77

    mrheinz77 New Beginnings Poultry

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    Current Participants:

    BYC Name
    beehappy4ever
    Bittybrat
    CelticOaksFarm
    Crazypetlady
    farmerChef
    Flogged Again
    mrheinz77 x ?
    Pnp4kidz
    tamrync x 2
    TheFunnyFarm
    TMNfarm
    ValerieT
    wingstone
     

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