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CLOSED -- NYD Hatch-along Contest #17: Best Hatch Rate

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Lothiriel, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Crowing Premium Member

    Aug 30, 2007
    New York State
    My Coop

    17. Best Hatch Rate

    For this contest during this hatch,
    participants will need to be setting a minimum of 24 eggs, with confirmation picture posted to this thread on set day
    These can be under a couple of broodies or in your incubators. Tell us how many you will have cooking and then don't go back and edit your post where you tell us how many eggs you start with. We'll need that info
    by the 3rd Jan at latest
    to be included in the contest. When the hatch is over,
    you'll take a pic and post it to show us how many
    you actually got
    ...the picture must be of sufficient quality to count all the chicks.
    In the event of a tie, the one who hatches the most chicks wins.

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    For all the other contests related to the New Year's Day Hatchalong please visit this page: https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/4th-annual-byc-nyd-hatch-along-contests
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2013

  2. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

    Sep 7, 2009
    Florida - Space Coast
  3. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

    Jan 26, 2010
    Texas, Panhandle

    The 28 Duck eggs at the bottom of the picture I set the 11th, I set 20 different duck eggs for the NYDH. The duck eggs in this picture will not hatch until a week after NYD.

    ~ Aspen
  4. farmerChef

    farmerChef Songster

    Nov 18, 2010
    Southern Georgia
    My Coop
    62 chicken, 12 duck. Big egg with the bantam ones is a doule yolker
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2012
  5. MarineCorpFarmr

    MarineCorpFarmr Songster

    Mar 9, 2012
    AL/TN Stateline
    My Coop
    im in
  6. champer

    champer Songster

    Jun 13, 2011
    San Martin, CA
    69 eggs set 12/11/12


  7. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    Is this contest for the highest hatch percentage or the highest total number of birds?
    If it is for the number I doubt someone with 24 eggs would stand a chance against someone with 200 eggs.

  8. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Crowing

    Mar 5, 2007
    Say's best hatch rate.
  9. SilkieSensation

    SilkieSensation Crowing

    Oct 25, 2012
    Baltic, Ohio
    That would be percentage of eggs hatched.
  10. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    Thanks, that makes sense. I didn't read closely enough the part about "
    In the event of a tie, the one who hatches the most chicks wins."

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