~* 4th annual Cinco de Mayo Turkey/Chicken hatchathon! *~

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Manningjw, Mar 2, 2015.

  1. Manningjw

    Manningjw Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    Seeing that there has not yet been a thread started, lets get to it! I have yet to miss a Cinco de Mayo Hatchathon since my very first hatch and I don't plan to start now. Set date for chickens in April 14th!

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    All poultry are welcome! I plan to hatch chickens myself. In years past many people have joined in with Turkeys for thanksgiving. Below is the table that was created by Chookschick in her previous thread which can be found here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...e-mayo-turkey-hatch-athon-all-poultry-welcome


    Fowl

    Days of Incubation

    Set Date

    Stop Turning At Day

    Hatch Date










    Turkey

    28

    7-Apr

    Day 25

    5-May
    Chicken

    21

    14-Apr

    Day 18

    5-May
    Duck

    28

    7-Apr

    Day 25

    5-May
    Duck (Muscovy)

    36

    30-Mar

    Day 31

    5-May
    Goose

    32

    3-Apr

    Day 25

    5-May
    Guinea Fowl

    28

    7-Apr

    Day 25

    5-May
    Peafowl

    29

    6-Apr

    Day 25

    5-May
    Pheasant

    25

    10-Apr

    Day 21

    5-May
    Quail

    23

    12-Apr

    Day 20

    5-May
    Coturnix Quail

    17

    18-Apr

    Day 15

    5-May
    Chukar

    23

    12-Apr

    Day 20

    5-May




    Feel free to join in with whichever poultry interests you and post plenty of pictures! If Chookschick decides posts her annual thread I would be happy to lock this one. I just don't want to miss out on the opportunity to have others join in on the fun by not having a thread!



    Here is a picture of my first ever chicken hatched during the 2nd annual hatchathon, we have affectionately named her 'Grandma' because she has since hatched several clutches of chicks herself.


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    Last edited: Mar 2, 2015
  2. Manningjw

    Manningjw Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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  3. feedman77

    feedman77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If my girls cooperate. I'm in.
     
  4. Manningjw

    Manningjw Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    Great! Good luck with the hatch and keep us updated!
     
  5. Jessshan8

    Jessshan8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am definitely in!
     
  6. Manningjw

    Manningjw Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    Welcome Jesshan8, hoping to gather more people as we get closer to the set date, approximately 1 month away from setting eggs. I will have to dig out the incubator and run it for a while to make sure it is ready for the set date.
     
  7. Jessshan8

    Jessshan8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How many were you planning on setting? I am looking locally for buyers now. No takers as of yet but I plan to set somewhere around 40ish.
     
  8. Manningjw

    Manningjw Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    I am planning to set about 15 shipped eggs, and as many as my brown egg laying hen will give me within 10 days prior to setting, so likely around 21 eggs or so.

    I might also set some more eggs out of stock I don't plan to keep but still deciding.
     
  9. Jessshan8

    Jessshan8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. freejpony

    freejpony Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice, I was hoping for a HAL to join! Got my first turkey egg of the season from my trio of sweetgrass turkeys yesterday. They should be in full laying mode soon for the HAL. So I can start saving them up.
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