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Christmas Competition 2017

Discussion in 'Competitions & Challenges, Questions & Quizzes' started by SatNavSaysStraightOn, Dec 4, 2017.

  1. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    SatNavSaysStraightOn Veteran Staff Member

    Location:
    NSW, Australia
    I thought I'd run a Christmas Competition this year. There is a prize, suitably Australian themed which I'll deliver to anywhere in the world (well I'll pay for delivery to anywhere in the world... :whistling:)

    To enter you need to do the following:
    • Predict how many of the 10 eggs she is sitting on will hatch,
    • Tie breaker: Predict the day/date the first of my broody's chicks will hatch.
    So some information.
    She's sitting on 10 eggs and I've not candled any, so even I don't know who many (if any) are viable and could hatch. The last batch hatched on day 18 (3 chicks) and day 19 (1 more). She was sitting on 9 eggs. Prior to that I set 20 eggs going in the incubator and 11 hatched (at day 19, 20 & 21). And prior to that one of my chooks hatched 2 chicks from 18 eggs she was sitting on. Both hatched on day 21.

    We are at day 18 today (Tuesday 5th December).

     
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2017 at 2:21 AM
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  2. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member Recipe Challenge Judge

    I am suitably confused by 'the boring stuff'! :o_o:

    I like the idea of the competition though. :D I'll sleep on it and come up with an entry.
     
  3. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    SatNavSaysStraightOn Veteran Staff Member

    Location:
    NSW, Australia
    I'll hide them in a quote... But I think they need to be there sadly...
     
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2017 at 2:20 AM
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  4. Herbie

    Herbie Well-Known Member

    OK. I say 4 chicks. First one on day 20.
     
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  5. Francesca

    Francesca Senior Member

    Location:
    Barcelona
    I really have no idea .. However, I will say, that by January 6th, all shall be hatched ..

    Just what came to my mind 1st ..

    Good luck !
     
  6. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member Recipe Challenge Judge

    6 chicks,. First on day 19. Do double yolkers produce twins?
     
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  7. classic33

    classic33 Persona Non Grata

    Why's the chicken got a vote?
     
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  8. classic33

    classic33 Persona Non Grata

    Day 20, two
    Day 21, three
    Day 23, one
    Day 24, two
    Day 25, one

    Two will fail. One will not survive after hatching.

    One will fail, one more will not survive after hatching

    Double yolkers tend to produce one stronger and one weaker/not fully formed. This due to the limited resources available within the egg. Both normally don't make it past the first day.
     
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2017 at 12:32 AM
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  9. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    SatNavSaysStraightOn Veteran Staff Member

    Location:
    NSW, Australia
    Just to clarify for people.

    I'm only expecting 2 answers from people. For example
    • 5 chicks (total that will hatch out of 10)
    • Thursday 7th December or day 20 (the date/day I think the first chick will hatch out)
     
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  10. Herbie

    Herbie Well-Known Member

    O
    4 chicks
    Day 20.
     
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  11. Ellie

    Ellie Regular Member

    Location:
    north of UK
    I reckon 8 will hatch out of the 10.
    The first chick will hatch on day 22.
     
  12. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    SatNavSaysStraightOn Veteran Staff Member

    Location:
    NSW, Australia
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  13. classic33

    classic33 Persona Non Grata

    Well?
     
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  14. Elawin

    Elawin Über Member

    7 chicks
    Day 20
     
  15. 6 chix, day 21.

    (edited cos i fink i misunderstood roolz and my first and second choices already chosen!!)
     
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2017 at 6:07 PM
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