February Egg Swap Eggs Should be sent today

Discussion in 'Chickenstocks, Shows, Meet-Ups' started by mrheinz77, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. mrheinz77

    mrheinz77 New Beginnings Poultry

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    This is the February Egg Swap. Sign ups are open until 11 February 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!!

    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. You must be 18 to participate.
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    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 February 10th, 2012
    #4 The eggs have to be in the mail on or before February 21st.
    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 PM IT TO ME AND THE PERSON RECEIVING YOUR EGGS WHEN YOU SEND YOUR EGGS
    #6 Everyone will be required to send 6 eggs except for those sending goose, turkey or peafowl, the min for these is 4. 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
    #9 If you fail to fulfill your obligations on this or any other swap, you will be unable to participate in future swaps
    #10 PLEASE PUT "February EGG SWAP" IN THE SUBJECT OF YOUR PM
    #11 YOU MAY PARTICIPATE UP TO 4 TIMES THIS MONTH - ONLY 1 PM IS NECESSARY FOR ALL ENTRIES - JUST BE CLEAR. I will be using the link at the bottom of this post as my main data table but I will use the PM's as back-up.
    #12 MIXED COLOR PARENTS ARE TO BE CONSIDERED CROSS BREEDS IF IN QUESTION PM ME.
    ex. you have partridge Cochins, SL Cochins and buff Cochins in one pen then the offspring are to be considered crosses
    EE are considered Designer eggs
    #13 DO NOT POST WHAT YOU HAVE OR WHAT YOU WANT ON THIS THREAD
    #14 PM me when you have received your eggs.
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    I will reply to PMs to let you know I received it. Write again if you don't hear from me w/in 48 hrs. I do most of my BYC on my phone and have problems using it so I may take a day or two to get back to you.

    Please send me an PM with the following information:
    BYC Name
    Real Name
    Address
    Phone #
    Any special shipping instructions such as Hold At PO.

    Sending (NO SPECIFICS PLEASE)
    EXCEPTIONS: IF YOU ARE SENDING Designers, Projects or Mixes - Please let ME know what you are mixing!!
    ALSO, if you are sending OTHER - please tell me what type of other you have.

    Large Fowl Pure
    Large Fowl Mix
    Large Fowl Projects & Designers
    Bantam Pure
    Bantam Mix
    Bantam Projects & Designers
    Waterfowl
    Other

    Want (NO SPECIFICS PLEASE unless you are requesting Other)

    Please choose from the following categories: If possible include two or more choices to make it easier to partner everyone up. 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 & Designers
    Bantam Pure
    Bantam Mix
    Bantam Projects & Designers
    Waterfowl
    Other - I can't guarantee but PLEASE SPECIFY (Guinea, Turkey, Peafowl, Quail, Chukar, Pheasant, etc)
    *Anything (Only available as a "want" selection.)

    To be entered in this swap, please post only that you want to enter this months swap, click on the link below, and as a back up, send a PM to me with the listed information. 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 for February Egg Swap
     
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2012
  2. happyhensny

    happyhensny Brown Barns Farm

    I would love to in this swap x 2 please!
     
  3. BHep

    BHep Overrun With Chickens

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    I am in 2 Xs. [​IMG]
     
  4. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    Hmmmm, I am in too.

    Ummm are EE's considered pure or mixed? All the birds came from blue eggs but are not standard colors.
     
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2012
  5. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Coop

    Designer
     
  6. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is anyone swapping Guinea eggs? I'm probly goin to sit this swap out. I need to stop setting eggs long enough to set up my new (used) cabinet-style incubator. That and I'm running out of brooder room, need to build a emu brooder soon, have 2 eggs that will hopefully hatch around Valentines. ;)
     
  7. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

    Feb 1, 2010
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    I don't think guineas lay this time of year, do they?
     
  8. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've seen where some people have started getting eggs. I think I may have gotten my first egg today. I have 2 chicken hens in with my guinea trio and I found an off white egg today. It does have a thick shell. I set it on top of a 2 ft tall cage and it rolled off to the ground, and it has a huge spider web crack, but it didn't bust. :) I'm hoping who ever laid it will lay again tomorrow, I will be home all day.
     
  9. reesepoultry

    reesepoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Guinea eggs look much differant than a chicken egg. They are pink/brown with speckles and are very pointy on one end.
     
  10. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It wasn't really pointy, and its shell is rough, that's why I not sure if its a guinea egg or not. I have a red shoulder yokohama in there, she squats when I walk in the pen ( I don't have a chicken rooster in there) and I also have a mixed hen in there, whose hatched from a cream colored egg, but I don't know dad's "egg color", I think brown. The yoko should lay white eggs, I have a friend that had a few guineas, and their eggs where almost triangular, but they didn't have spots. Neither of the chicken pullets combs are bright red, I'm so confused. :/ that's why I'm hoping whoever layed yesterday lays again tomorrow.
     

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