BYC's 2021 Spooktacular Halloween Hatch-Along!

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It's that time again! Every year, many members come together to set eggs to hatch on the exact same day - Halloween. 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 scariest BYC Hatch-Along of the year!

Set Chicken eggs on Sunday, October 10th at Noon (whatever time zone you are in). Other poultry breed setting dates are listed in the spoiler below:
Type of EggDays to HatchSet Dates
Emu49 - 55September 6 to September 12
Muscovy duck35September 26
Goose28 - 32September 29 to October 3
Pheasant22 - 29October 2 to October 9
Mallard (derived) duck, goose,28October 3
Turkey, Guinea, Peafowl28October 3
Call duck and other bantam ducks26October 5
Bobwhite quail23October 8
Seramas other small bantams19 - 21October 10 to October 12
Chickens21October 10
Pigeons17 - 19October 12 to October 14
Coturnix quail18October 13
Doves14 - 16October 15 to October 17
Button quail16October 15

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 in the spoiler 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!



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!
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Places to find hatching eggs:

Incubation, Hatching, & Baby Chick Forums

Educational hatching articles:

Current Halloween Contests
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. Check back here on October 1st for links to the contests.

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The hatch-along is open to all BYC members.
All contest prizes are limited to one per person per contest.
All BYC rules apply: Terms of Service (Rules)

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Tclloyd0812

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I know this thread is about incubating eggs for Halloween, and I'm setting some on the 10th, but I figured I'd share my sweet surprise I got this evening!

I knew my golden laced sebright hen was broody and I've been taking care of her, but I've had so many broody hens lately I lost track of the dates. This evening I heard chirping under her and 1 out of her 3 eggs hatched! The other 2 eggs are pipping and should be hatched by tomorrow morning! Yay!!! :celebrate
 

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Pensmaster

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Winding down this weekends hatch. 2 left.

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just out is White Cornish lower right is also White Cornish upper right is Bresse.
Never will forget when hatching the first White Cornish and the darker ones came out. I thought the lady sold me the wrong eggs. They quickly molt white. One Pita Pintas not pictured is out the last two are also Pita Pintas.
 

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