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- Jun 24, 2012
Nice!I am very excited because I got the go ahead from my hubby to purchase some hatching eggs to add to my barnyard mixes for the hatch- along. I am getting beilefelder and pita pintas!!! I think I need to buy another incubator because mine will only hold 22 eggs.
Could the eggs be set under a broody hen? Or does it have to be in an incubator?Welcome!
Welcome to the 12th Annual BYC Easter Hatch-Along
It's that time again! Every year, many members come together to set eggs to hatch on the exact same day - the day BEFORE Easter. As a group last year we had 3173 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-Along of the year!
Set Chicken eggs on Saturday, March 13th at Noon (whatever time zone you are in). Other poultry breed setting dates listed in the table below:
Type of Egg Days to Hatch Set Dates Emu 49 - 55 February 7 to February 13 Muscovy duck 35 February 27 Goose 28 - 32 March 2 to March 6 Pheasant 22 - 29 March 5 to March 12 Mallard (derived) duck, goose, 28 March 6 Turkey, Guinea, Peafowl 28 March 6 Call duck and other bantam ducks 26 March 8 Bobwhite quail 23 March 11 Seramas other small bantams 19 - 21 March 13 to March 15 Chickens 21 March 13 Pigeons 17 - 19 March 15 to March 17 Coturnix quail 18 March 16 Doves 14 - 16 March 18 to March 20 Button quail 16 March 18
To join the hatch-along, 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-along 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 hatch-along 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 of the contests are held in separate threads. To enter each contest you must visit each contest thread, read the rules, and enter the contest.
# Contest Host Start Date 1 Guess How Many Eggs Will Be Set! The Farmers' Daughter TBD 2 Farthest Shipped Eggs! jolenesdad TBD 3 Cutest Baby Fowl - Win a TBD! casportpony TBD 4 Edible Easter ronott1 TBD 5 Natural Egg Photo Contest Kiki TBD 6 Hatching Chick Photo Contest BantyChooks TBD 7 Guess How Many Will Hatch! The Farmers' Daughter TBD 8 Easter Basket Contest! oldhenlikesdogs TBD 9 Decorated Egg Contest! Pyxis TBD 10 TBD TBD TBD
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:
- Chicken Hatching Eggs
- The NEW Crazy 24hr AUCTION thread
- Just In Time Hatching Egg AUCTION and BIN Thread
Incubation, Hatching, & Baby Chick ThreadsEducational hatching articles:
- The Beginner's Guide to Incubation
- Incubation Humidity
- Development of a Chicken Embryo Day by Day
- Candling Pics Progression Through Incubation Of Chicken Eggs
- Incubating And Hatching Muscovy Eggs
- Egg failure to hatch - Diagnosing incubation problems
- Guide to Assisted Hatching for All Poultry
- How To Incubate Hatch Eggs Using The Dry Incubation Method
- Fixing Curled Toes With Tape - Picture Tutorial and Video
The hatch-along is open to all BYC members. Staff & VPMs may enter for fun but are not eligible for prizes. All contest prizes are limited to one per person per contest. All BYC rules apply: Terms of Service (Rules)