December Egg Swap ~ It's New Years Day - How's your Hatches Going?

Discussion in 'Chickenstocks, Shows, Meet-Ups' started by renegaderidgefarm, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. renegaderidgefarm

    renegaderidgefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 6, 2009
    South Carolina
    We're doing this one a little different!! Attempting a New Years Day Hatch Day.

    We 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!!

    There were a few problems with previous swaps, but for the most part, everything has went well.

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    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.
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    The rules

    So big rule #1 If you have mutts you will probably only get mutts
    #2 You can NOT pick a certain breed
    #3 All swappers must be signed up by midnight DECEMBER 1st - Emails will be sent out by December 3rd.
    #4 PLEASE SHIP YOUR EGGS so they will be received by December 10th.
    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, AND SEND IT TO ME WHEN YOU SEND YOUR EGGS
    #6 Everyone will be required to send 6 eggs (you're welcome to send more)
    #7 Please package the eggs carefully. Individually wrapped and secured so they have the best chance of surviving the trip.
    #8 Due to previous problems, only active members of the BYC community are eligible to participate at my discretion
    #9 If you fail to fulfill your obligations on this or any other swap, you will be unable to participate in future swaps
    #10 THE SUBJECT OF YOUR EMAIL MUST BE YOUR BYC NAME
    #11 YOU MAY PARTICIPATE AS MANY TIMES AS YOU LIKE, BUT YOU MUST SEND EVERY ENTRANCE IN A SEPERATE EMAIL
    ex. you send 2 boxes out and recieve 2 boxes of eggs and you must send me 2 emails
    #12 MIXED COLOR PARENTS ARE TO BE CONSIDERED CROSS BREEDS
    ex. you have partridge Cochins, SL Cochins and buff Cochins in one pen then the offspring are to be considered crosses
    #13 DO NOT POST WHAT YOU HAVE OR WHAT YOU WANT ON THIS THREAD
    #14 DO NOT PM ME WITH YOUR INFO - PLEASE EMAIL YOUR INFO TO [email protected]
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    I will reply to e-mails to let you know I received it. Write again if you don't hear from me w/in 48 hrs.

    Please send me an email with the following information:
    BYC Name
    Real Name
    Address
    Phone #
    Sending (NO SPECIFICS PLEASE)
    Want (NO SPECIFICS PLEASE)

    Please choose from the following categories: you can not pick the specific breed(s) that you get, so please don't tell me what breeds you have

    Large Fowl Pure
    Large Fowl Mix
    Large Fowl Projects and Designer Breeds
    Bantam Pure
    Bantam Mix
    Bantam Projects and Designer Breeds
    Waterfowl
    Other
    *Anything (Only available as a "want" selection.)

    To be entered in this swap, please post only that you want to enter this months swap, and send an email to

    [email protected] with the listed information. Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2011
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I mentioned this in the Nov. thread, but I think the people signing up for this one should try to send eggs out on the 7th so the eggs can be set for a New Year's hatch. Shipping by the 5th would have the eggs arriving too early to hatch on New Year's. To hatch chicken eggs on New Year's they'd need to be set on the 10th or 11th. I guess it would depend on the species being hatched. Just a thought [​IMG]

    ETA: December 5th is a Sunday [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2010
  3. renegaderidgefarm

    renegaderidgefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 6, 2009
    South Carolina
    ****SHIPPING GUIDELINES****
    Remember When Joining The December Swap (based On Chicken Eggs) That The Target Date For Arrival Is December 10th. This Will Allow For The Eggs To Set Overnight And Put Into The Incubator On December 11th. In Order For A 21 Day Incubation Period Eggs Have To Be Set On December 11th And Should Hatch On January 1st.

    *****if You Are Sending Duck Eggs Or Some Other Egg With A Different Incubation Period - You Will Need To Adjust Your Shipping Date As Needed. if you would like to sign up with any type of egg other than chicken eggs - I will arrange dates to work for you.

    *****If you are signing up with Duck eggs - your eggs need to be received by December 2nd so you will need to ship by November 29 - so please let me know asap.
     
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2010
  4. renegaderidgefarm

    renegaderidgefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 6, 2009
    South Carolina
    Quote:Great minds think alike!! . . . . I was working on a seperate post to make sure everyone understood the shipping guidelines for this swap. They tend to get overlooked in the directions. I also fine tuned the directions with different dates so timelines would work out right.
     
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:Great minds think alike!! . . . . I was working on a seperate post to make sure everyone understood the shipping guidelines for this swap. They tend to get overlooked in the directions. I also fine tuned the directions with different dates so timelines would work out right.

    Sounds good, maybe a timeline for shipping for the different species?
     
  6. renegaderidgefarm

    renegaderidgefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 6, 2009
    South Carolina
    Quote:Great minds think alike!! . . . . I was working on a seperate post to make sure everyone understood the shipping guidelines for this swap. They tend to get overlooked in the directions. I also fine tuned the directions with different dates so timelines would work out right.

    Sounds good, maybe a timeline for shipping for the different species?

    I rarely have anybody with a different species sign up but if I do I'll work it out. Most rare species are not laying at the moment! What are the options??? Duck or Coturnix Quail????? Anything else?
     
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:Sounds good, maybe a timeline for shipping for the different species?

    I rarely have anybody with a different species sign up but if I do I'll work it out. Most rare species are not laying at the moment! What are the options??? Duck or Coturnix Quail????? Anything else?

    This time of year, yeah, pretty much ducks, coturnix, and button quail. I doubt that there are any other species laying, except for muscovy ducks. Remember those take 35 days if anyone signs up with them. Coturnix are supposedly 17 days, buttons should be 16. Most my ducks hatch in 26 days so Idk about those. They should take 28 but I guess they get impatient [​IMG]
     
  8. Lotsapaints

    Lotsapaints Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2010
    Paso Robles, CA
    I won't send turkey eggs for this swap I'm saving them for me...
     
  9. donnie

    donnie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 19, 2009
    Poteau, Oklahoma
    email sent im in
     
  10. Braclin

    Braclin KY Chicken Farmer

    Jul 5, 2010
    Owingsville,KY
    Quote:awww you should share it is the season for giving, lol [​IMG]
     

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