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The 8th Annual BYC Easter Hatch-a-long!!!!

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Welcome to the 8th Annual BYC Easter Hatch-a-long!

 

 

 

It's that time again!  Every year, hundreds of members come together to set eggs to hatch on the exact same day - the day BEFORE Easter.  As a group last year, we had 7,491 eggs set for hatching!  If you are new to hatching, this is a great way to get a lot of help, tips and advise.  Join in the fun for the largest BYC Hatch-a-long of the year!

 

 

 

Set Chicken eggs on Saturday, March 25th at Noon (whatever time zone you are in)

 

Other poultry breed setting dates listed below...

 

We want to hatch on April 15th, (the day BEFORE Easter Sunday)

button quail: 16 days to hatch; set March 30th
coturnix quail: 18 days to hatch; set March 28th
seramas: 19 days to hatch; set March 27th
other bantam and LF chicken: 21 days to hatch; set March 25th
bobwhite quail: 23 days to hatch; set March 23rd
call duck and other bantam ducks: 26 days to hatch; set March 20th

pheasant: 22 to 29 days; set March 17th - March 24th
mallard (derived) duck,goose, turkey, guinea, peafowl: 28 days to hatch; set March 18th
goose: 28 to 32 days to hatch; set March 14th - March 18th
muscovy duck: 35 days to hatch; set March 11th
emu: approx. 53 days to hatch - set Feb 21st (for you "serious" hatchers)

 

 

 

TO JOIN the hatchalong simply post in this thread that you wish to enter and we will add you! Set dates for each type of domestic fowl are listed above.

This thread is our main chat thread for the hatchalong where you can find anything from new friends, awesome incubation help to the most detailed educational discussions possible and how could we forget the laughter and fun!  

This post of the Hatchalong (1st post) will be updated as we move along with all the important information you will need.

But if you find yourself with a question just post it on the thread, everyone is helpful!  

 

 

ALL CONTESTS ARE HELD IN SEPARATE THREADS,

TO ENTER each contest YOU MUST VISIT EACH CONTEST THREAD, READ THE RULES AND ENTER THE CONTEST, SIMPLE!

 

 

 

 

If you end up not setting any eggs, please let us know!  It makes it easier for our record keeping and we don't have to try to track you down!

 

 

 

 

 

Places to find hatching eggs:

BYC Buy ~ Sell ~ Trade Section: Chicken Hatching Eggs

 

JUST IN TIME HATCHING EGG AUCTION: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/754077/just-in-time-hatching-egg-auction-and-bin-thread/2100_50

 

 

 

 

Contests!

 

Contest #1:  Guess How Many Eggs Will Be Set

For rules and to enter, go here: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1153585/contest-1-guess-how-many-eggs-will-be-set-8th-annual-byc-easter-hatch-a-long/0_50

 

Contest #2:  Photo Caption Contest

For rules and to enter, go here: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1156558/8th-annual-easter-hatch-a-long-contest-2-photo-caption-contest/0_50#post_18146718

 

Contest #3:  Cutest Baby Fowl Sponsored by Omlet

For rules and to enter, go here:  http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1156985/contest-3-cutest-baby-fowl-8th-annual-byc-easter-hatchalong/0_50

 

Contest #4:  Edible Easter

For rules and to enter, go here:  http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1158698/contest-4-edible-easter-8th-annual-byc-easter-hatch-a-long/0_50#post_18196980

 

Contest #5:  Broodies and their Babies

For rules and to enter, go here:  http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1158849/contest-5-broodies-and-their-babies-8th-annual-byc-easter-hatch-a-long/0_50

 

Contest #6:  Flapper Contest

For rules and to enter, go here:  http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1159771/8th-annual-easter-hatch-along-contest-6-flapper-contest/0_50#post_18221036

 

Contest #7:  Natural Egg Photo Contest

For rules and to enter, go here:  http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1160394/contest-7-natural-egg-contest-8th-annual-byc-easter-hatch-a-long/0_50#post_18235029

 

Contest #8:  Silhouette Contest

For rules and to enter, go here:  http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1160292/contest-8-poultry-silhouette-photo-contest-8th-annual-byc-easter-hatch-a-long/0_50#post_18232565

 

 

 

Thank You to  @ronott1, @BantyChooks, @Yorkshire Coop, @sumi and @Auroradream26 for helping me with this year's Hatch-a-long! I truly could not do it without their fantastic help!

Was breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders. Not anymore thanks to a bobcat.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.



Join us for the 8th Annual Easter Hatchalong!
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1151482/the-8th-annual-byc-easter-hatch-a-long/0_50#post_18028604

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Was breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders. Not anymore thanks to a bobcat.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.



Join us for the 8th Annual Easter Hatchalong!
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1151482/the-8th-annual-byc-easter-hatch-a-long/0_50#post_18028604

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post #2 of 2406
Thread Starter 

It's officially that time again!

 

If you are interested in donating prizes for contests, please send me a PM directly.  Thank you!!!

Was breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders. Not anymore thanks to a bobcat.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.



Join us for the 8th Annual Easter Hatchalong!
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1151482/the-8th-annual-byc-easter-hatch-a-long/0_50#post_18028604

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Was breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders. Not anymore thanks to a bobcat.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.



Join us for the 8th Annual Easter Hatchalong!
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1151482/the-8th-annual-byc-easter-hatch-a-long/0_50#post_18028604

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Exciting! :celebrate

 

I have three Emu eggs in the incubator right now. I set them January 18th... so I'm early, I hope I can still participate!:caf

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[CAUTION: KEEP THIS MEMEBER AWAY FROM ALL THINGS RELATING TO "HATCHING EGGS" OR "FERTILE EGGS". SHE MAY BECOME IRRATIONAL AT THE SIGHT OF THEM. SHE WILL DO ANYTHING TO GET MORE... YOU'VE BEEN WARNED...]
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Can't wait to get some eggs set for this hatch a long! clap.gif
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Exciting! celebrate.gif

I have three Emu eggs in the incubator right now. I set them January 18th... so I'm early, I hope I can still participate!caf.gif

Ooh.... Emu! How exciting but wow you must need some serious patience waiting for those babies to hatch! pop.gif

They won't count in the totals for the Easter hatch a long but you are more than welcome to participate in the thread big_smile.png
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hmm talked with my parents and they are getting an Incubator! :celebrate lets hope the hens start back laying before then date but I'm pretty sure we will be hatching eggs :fl

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I'm getting more chickens!!!

I miss my Smokey girl!  

I'm an animal lover!

 

☀︎𝓢𝓾𝓶𝓶𝓮𝓻☀︎

☃☃☃♡☃☃☃

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hmm talked with my parents and they are getting an Incubator! celebrate.gif lets hope the hens start back laying before then date but I'm pretty sure we will be hatching eggs fl.gif

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Any idea what kind of incubator you are going for?
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Any idea what kind of incubator you are going for?

:idunno i don't know I guess one that works :lol:

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I'm getting more chickens!!!

I miss my Smokey girl!  

I'm an animal lover!

 

☀︎𝓢𝓾𝓶𝓶𝓮𝓻☀︎

☃☃☃♡☃☃☃

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I'm getting more chickens!!!

I miss my Smokey girl!  

I'm an animal lover!

 

☀︎𝓢𝓾𝓶𝓶𝓮𝓻☀︎

☃☃☃♡☃☃☃

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idunno.gif i don't know I guess one that works lol.png

That's usually helpful gig.gif
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