Help! I need help with dates for Easter hatching!

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by MoodyBroody622, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. MoodyBroody622

    MoodyBroody622 Chirping

    Apr 23, 2013
    Scribner, Nebraska
    I want to pick an exact date to hatch chicks. [​IMG]I have a cochin bantam hen that goes broody about once about every month as she's three and has never laid and egg[​IMG] so goes broody frequently ( vet says she's healthy)[​IMG]. I want to know exactly how and when to order and when to give her eggs to sit on so I can have them hatch out on say Easter?[​IMG] I'm looking for Frizzle Polish bantam, Tolubunt Polish bantam, Frizzle Cochin bantam, and Cochin bantam hatching eggs from a good supplier ( I sound like I'm looking for a drug dealer)[​IMG] lol! Below is a picture of my broody hen! Her name is Jetta! [​IMG][​IMG]

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  2. CayuseRanch

    CayuseRanch Songster

    Apr 4, 2011
    Newalla, Oklahoma
    BYC Has the largerst Easter Hatch A Long which will be posted here sooner or later and it will have all the dates you will need to know. Also they have an egg swap that coincides with the hatch a long. Keep an eye out on the hatch along forum.
  3. SallyinIndiana

    SallyinIndiana Crowing

    Aug 14, 2012
    Bargersville, Indiana
    Eater is 4/20/2014 so later than usual.
    Chicken eggs take about 21 days to hatch under a broody hen so providing the hen eggs after dark on 3/29 or 3/30 would be my best estimate for having new chicks on Easter. Still they might come a day early or a day later.
    Shipped eggs need a resting period. I use an incubator so for me the resting period is at least 24 hours fat end up in a cardboard carton with no turning. I will set shipped eggs when they are 7 days old. So if they arrive quickly I will rest them longer.
    Most times shipped eggs are sent priority 2-3 days when all works out. Next depending on how many eggs you order and how large of a breeder you order from, I recommend asking the breeder to date the eggs so you know when they are a week old. I would try to get eggs laid on the 3/23 or 3/24 shipped on the 24th or 25th.
    Seeing as the hatcheries are already sold out for Easter for many breeds, you may want to get on a breeders egg list before the breeder promises the 3/23 & 3/24 eggs to other buyers.

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