11th Annual Easter Hatch a Long 2020


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Welcome to the 11th 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 2,156 eggs set for hatching! If you are new to hatching, this is a great way to get a lot of help, tips and advice. Join in the fun for the largest BYC Hatch-a-long of the year!

Set Chicken eggs on Saturday, March 21st at Noon (whatever time zone you are in)

Other poultry breed setting dates listed below...

We want to hatch on April 11th, (the day BEFORE Easter Sunday)
Type of EggNumber of Days to HatchSet Date
Doves14-16March 26th-28th
Pigeons17-19March 23rd-25th
Button Quail16March 26th
Coturnix quail18March 24th
Seramas other small bantams19-21March 21st-23rd
Other bantam and LF chicken21March 21st
Bobwhite quail23March 19th
Call duck and other bantam ducks26March 16th
Pheasant22-29March 13th-20th
Mallard (derived) duck, goose,28March 14th
Turkey, Guinea, Peafowl28March 14th
Goose28-32March 10th-14th
Muscovy duck35March 7th

TO JOIN the hatch-a-long 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 hatch-a-long 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: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/754077/just-in-time-hatching-egg-auction-and-bin-thread/2100_50

Contest #1: Guess How Many Eggs Will Be Set
Contest #2: Farthest shipped eggs
Contest #3: Cutest Baby Fowl
Hosted by @casportpony
The prize is a Brinsea Mini!

Contest #4: Edible Easter Contest
Contest #5: Natural egg contest
Contest #6: Other Fowl Contest
Contest #7: Broodies and their Babies
Contest #8: Hatching Chick
Contest #9: Caption contest
Contest #10: How Many Will Hatch?
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