Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by ronott1, Dec 2, 2016.

  1. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

    It's that time of year again!! [​IMG]




    At noon on December 11, 2016(local time), people all over the world will be setting eggs with the goal of hatching out hundreds of cute little fuzz-butts all on the same day: New Year's Day 2017!

    We'll be updating this post and thread with more information.

    So, subscribe to this thread, add it to your bookmarks, and check back for more details!!

    Note: Subscribe by posting in the thread that you want to hatch with us!


    We'll also be listing some contests & prizes soon!

    Place to find hatching eggs:


    Set Dates for Poultry:

    Muscovy (35 days) - 11/27/16
    Goose (31 days) - 12/1/16
    Duck, Turkey, Pheasant (28 days) - 12/4/16
    6Guinea Fowl (26 days) - 12/6/15
    Chicken (21 days) - 12/11/16
    Coturnix Quail (18 days) - 12/14/16

    Some dates are getting close!

    Duck Hatching Tips!




    whatifthepowergoesoff.pdf 706k .pdf file

    Hatchability Problem analysis.pdf 1,708k .pdf file

    Still Air Incubator Tips!


    Hatching tips from Sally Sunshine and chickencanoe!








    Incubation Worksheet by Roan

    IncubatorWorksheet.pdf 21k .pdf file


    Hatchability Problem analysis.pdf 1,708k .pdf file

    How to clean your incubator:

    Originally Posted by ChickenCanoe [​IMG]

    If it is new, you can just use some liquid detergent. But DO NOT get any water on the thermostat or any other electronics.

    If it's used, I would use Lysol or spray a dilute chlorox solution.

    Whatever you use, rinse it well and some people put it in the sun to dry. That might not be an option this time of year.
    Again, Keep the electronics dry.

    Someone in this thread recommends using peroxide.



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    1. Guess the number of egg set for the Hatch a long.

    Post your best guess for the total number of eggs set in the hatch a long in the main thread. Please do not post the number of eggs set in the thread.

    Prize: BYC Calendar

    Winner: @acefaser

    Enter Guesses here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...number-1-contest-guess-the-number-of-eggs-set

    2. Best Hatch Rate

    First Prize: BYC Store gift card
    Second Prize: BYC 2017 Calendar

    participants will need to be setting a minimum of 6 eggs
    These can be under broodies or in your incubators. Send @ronott1 a pm letting him know how many you will have cooking. We'll need that info

    by the 3rd of Jan at the latest
    to be included in the contest. When the hatch is over,
    you'll take a pic and post it to show us how many
    you actually hatched.
    The picture must be of sufficient quality to count all the chicks.
    In the event of a tie, the one who hatches the most chicks wins.

    3. Holiday Baking Contest

    Do you love making Crafty things? Is Frosting artistic medium?

    Then we have a contest for You!

    First Prize: Rolling pin with chicken imprints donated by @Jessimom : [​IMG]

    Submission Deadline: December 28

    • Open to All BYC Members
    • Anything poultry related (coops, houses, brooders, incubators, etc.)
    • At least a portion of the entry has to be edible, but not all of it
    • Original work only
    • All BYC rules apply
    • All entries must be submitted as a reply to https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1145080/8th-annual-new-years-day-hatch-a-long-contest-number-3
    • Limit of 3 photos per entry
    • Limit of 1 entry per member

      Post pictures in this thread. Pictures cannot be digitally altered(photoshopped) and need to be a good enough quality for us to see the project clearly.
      Winners will be picked by a panel of judges.

    Good Luck!

    4. First Random Post Contest

    A random post number has been picked. The Hatch a long member that posts on that number wins!

    Prize: Key-chain @Cynthia12


    5. First Random Post Contest

    A random post number has been picked. The Hatch a long member that posts on that number wins!

    Prize: Key-chain @Cynthia12

    Last edited: Nov 6, 2017
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

    Jun 24, 2012
    My Coop
    Count me in! Already have some Muscovy eggs cooking, and I think I might have some fertile peafowl eggs. Will also do a few banty eggs. [​IMG]

  3. DwayneNLiz

    DwayneNLiz ...lost... Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2013
    I'm Here!!!! [​IMG]
  4. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For the Birds!! Premium Member

    Feb 9, 2015
    West Virginia
    My Coop
    Following! :ya
  5. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

    Nov 30, 2014
    Middle Tennessee

    Dunno if I'll be hatching, but am here and available to help when possible!!

    Thanks, Ron!!! :celebrate
  6. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

    Mar 3, 2011
    The Land of Enchantment
    I'll just be following along this time to give support!
  7. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Sing Brightly Premium Member Project Manager

    Aug 1, 2015
    Following....Dunno if a hatch is in the cards, but I'm content with lurking :caf
  8. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

    You are very welcome! I am very excited to see Muscovey eggs being hatched this year too!


    I have added you to the members list!

    Liz is also a helper.
  9. h2oratt

    h2oratt True BYC Addict

    May 3, 2015
    Morada, california

    Kathy, do you have any peafowl eggs for sale? If so I might drive over to get them.
  10. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager


    @N F C is also helping. I will add you to the thread pm.

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