Newbies 1st Hatch ! ! *Contest Listing updated*

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ChickBond 007, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. ChickBond 007

    ChickBond 007 Licensed to Cull

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    Through another thread, we've realized that there are so many newbie's incubating, and hopefully hatching, their first batch of eggs. In this thread we will share our questions/errors/successes and hopefully pictures of our new baby chicks!

    To make this interesting, I'm going to offer a 6 month BYC Golden Feather Membership to the member with the highest hatch rate percentage (based on # of eggs attempted to hatch). With all the info at BYC, I'm betting on a few 100% hatches, so in the event of a tie, I'll draw names! This listing accepted names of new hatchers until 4-8-09.

    Here's the list today!
    Day1 Name Updated 4-21

    3/13 kittygirl13 89%Hatch 10 eggs
    3/14 princessmama 89%Hatch 9 eggs
    3/14 havingfun 32% Hatch 40 eggs
    3/15 eestep8 37%Hatch 24 eggs
    3/15 Micki 60%Hatch 41 eggs
    3/15 Lakeshorenc 90%Hatch 21 eggs
    3/15 tgrlilly 73%Hatch 19 eggs
    3/16 Happyhensny 52%Hatch 38 eggs
    3/16 2kidsn'chickens 43%Hatch 8 eggs
    3/16 Babsboys 67%Hatch 67 eggs
    3/17 UrbanFarmChix 72%Hatch eggs
    3/17 Al6517 87%Hatch 41 eggs
    3/18 Hens&Chicks 65%Hatch 41 eggs
    3/18 dusty's angel
    3/19 Lilducky85 80%Hatch
    3/21 cackle 85%Hatch 40 eggs
    3/22 MSHEN 67%Hatch 42 eggs
    3/22 cici_p 67%Hatch 16 eggs
    3/22 StoneyRidge 21%Hatch 40 eggs
    3/23 Momma's chickens
    3/23 nevikselrae
    3/23 AK Michelle 26%Hatch 19 eggs
    3/23 Candle98 18 eggs
    3/23 Sheps4her 80%Hatch 5 eggs
    3/24 Kristy in WA 58%Hatch 32 eggs
    3/24 Rooster Roy
    3/24 Tennessee Truly 60%Hatch 8 eggs
    3/24 Laura78
    3/24 2009NewChickMom 9%Hatch 11 eggs
    3/24 RhythmicGoldfish 100%Hatch 2 eggs
    3/25 Annie's Egg Farm
    3/26 Juliechick 90%Hatch 23 eggs
    3/26 my1stchicks 7 eggs
    3/26 Peaceful 42 eggs
    3/26 Mediazeal 75%Hatch 24 eggs
    3/26 Hecate 67%Hatch 17 eggs
    3/28 ChickyTocks 80%Hatch 18 eggs
    3/28 katylester 30%Hatch 30 eggs
    3/29 momoftwinsinwi
    3/30 merry dancer
    3/31 sonew123
    3/31 xpButtercup 15%Hatch 15 eggs
    3/31 Teresaann24
    3/31 sonew123 37 eggs
    4/01 Nivrocco
    4/01 backpack09 23 eggs
    4/02 SunnyChic 33%Hatch 20 eggs
    4/02 Bil
    4/02 nicola 84%Hatch 7 eggs
    4/05 DanceswithChickens
    4/08 ~*B*~ 97 eggs

    Do you want to be a newbie on the list too? We'll accept new names until 4/8 (Monday) for the contest.
    Come hatch with the newbies! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  2. UrbanFarmChix

    UrbanFarmChix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    3/17 was my set day. This should be fun. Great idea. [​IMG]
    Most were born April 6th. We got 21 out of 29 to hatch out. It was thrilling and I slept 1 hour those two days. I didn't want to miss one hatching... So of course I'm doing it again. [​IMG]
     
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  3. ~*B*~

    ~*B*~ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh me too please. hubby is half done building my incubatot
    and i have eggs being mailed to me on Mon. [​IMG]
     
  4. cici_p

    cici_p Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can add me. I put my eggs in on the 23rd in my homemade bator that I made due to this site (A dangerous place, it 'tis!).
    One question though: Do the infertile/no development eggs count in the percentages?
    Just curious.
     
  5. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

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    My first ever hatch is due 4-18. Can I play?
     
  6. ChickBond 007

    ChickBond 007 Licensed to Cull

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    Oooo, the list grows. Refer to the top post
     
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  7. ChickBond 007

    ChickBond 007 Licensed to Cull

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    Quote:We'll form our % based on # of eggs initally set versus # hatched successfully. If you cull an egg, then that will reduce your percentage. I guess that means selecting good breeder eggs will have an effect.
    You're right, this is a dangerous place. I can't keep off that auction thread...
     
  8. xpButtercup

    xpButtercup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can we have this made sticky, and then just update the list on the first post when there's newbies? [​IMG]

    BTW I set 15 eggs, 9 were shipped to me, 6 are homegrown, and I'm sure I've already made some egregious errors! [​IMG]
     
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  9. CANDLE98

    CANDLE98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is sooo much fun!!! Okay so I think we should classify what is a good hatch, so if we find an egg with a blood ring does that go on our hatch percentage? What about an infertil egg? Or is it only the eggs that go into the hatcher? Okay I am done with the questions! I am at 10 days with my BO's from Buster! Yeppy!
     
  10. ChickBond 007

    ChickBond 007 Licensed to Cull

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    I've PM'd a couple of BYC moderators to see if they will help set the criteria for our 'good hatch percentage'. I'll let you know what they say.
     

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