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**~~>>Second Annual Cinco de Mayo Turkey Hatchathon<<~~**all poultry welcome!

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by ChooksChick, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Last year was the Inaugural Turkey Hatchathon and we were a small but mighty group of newbies and old-timers.





    This year many of us have our own turkeys starting to lay, and we're seeing our first eggs!!


    It's time for the Second Annual Cinco de Mayo Hatchathon!




    For those considering growing turkeys for Thanksgiving, this is the perfect time to set eggs and have a grown tender bird for the occasion.




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    Even if you aren't considering turkeys, you'll be quite welcome to join us in this event to chat along as we count down. I call this one a Hatchathon because it's a whole WEEK longer to hatch turkeys (and duck and peas) so the WAITING is greatly increased...anxiety and anticipation grow exponentially at the end!!!




    Whatever you care to hatch, join us as we start planning for the event!




    Search for some eggs to set, coax a hen to brood, borrow or buy an incubator!






    We'll set Turkey, Duck, and Pea eggs on April 7th.


    Chicken eggs will be set April 14th.








    Quail eggs and others you'll have to figure out and let me know...




    Please just post here in the thread if you intend to participate, and we'll work on contests and fun. If you want to sponsor a contest, let me know.


    Contests:



    Mandatory Poultry Poetry











    Participants so far:



    18peeps
    arcountrychick
    Arielle
    bamachicks8
    CayuseRanch
    ceocka
    chicken pickin
    ChickenCanoe
    chiques chics
    ChooksChick - Sponsor
    coldupnorth
    CrazyPetLady
    cuppycake
    Daniel1974
    debs_flock
    Dinahmo
    Dsqard
    DURR
    Farmerboy16
    Fduncan
    Gardengirl73
    gardeningmama
    Gryeyes
    HappyAcresKY
    HeChicken
    Hurley
    JD4570
    Jessshan8
    JulieNKC
    Karimw
    LFchixranch
    Loghousemom
    Lotsapaints
    Mahonri
    Manningjw
    mbmess2003
    Mimddh
    MrHeinz77
    mrshaggie810
    Mstricer
    nickie
    Noncentzter
    NotAFarm
    Novanod1966
    OffGridMAMA
    Pele
    QuirkySue
    Razadia
    ronott1
    Sally Sunshine
    SilkieSensation
    Superchemicalgirl
    Tammy N
    Tazcat70
    ThaiDye
    Thebirdguy (who is not old at all, unt uh!)
    TMNfarm
    TommysGirl
    uphilljill
    Wax Myrtle
    wife2abirdman
    Wife2abirdman
    wildriverswolf90
    Wisher1000
    Wolftracks
    Yinepu​



    If I've forgotten you or you aren't participating, please let me know!


    Helpful Hints for All




    yinepu's

    Turkey Incubation Tell-All
    This is the guide all Hatchathon participants should read!


    Incubation Cheat Sheet
    This is a basic primer on dry incubation and benefits thereof
     
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2013
  2. NotAFarm

    NotAFarm Embracing the New! Premium Member

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    [​IMG]You know spring is just around the corner when the Cinco de Mayo Turkey Hatchathon starts! [​IMG] I have 4 Golden Narraganssett x Royal Palm and 4 Bourbon Red and 4 Standard Bronze eggs scheduled to be here to set on the 7th!! I'll be setting some chicken eggs on the 14th to be turkey tutors....breed(s) TBA [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2013
  3. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Hooray! We have our first joiner!!
     
  4. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm in! I got my first turkey egg today and even though I only have the one hen, by April 7th I should be able to set a small number of eggs. [​IMG]
     
  5. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Hooray!! I'm so glad you're in, Heather! Woohoo! I'm not even sure why I'm hatching any...I have plenty of them, but it's compulsory, right!?!?
     
  6. thebirdguy

    thebirdguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm in... I have 8 dozen in right now for the Easter Hatch but they will be out just in time to set a few more!

    If anyone is looking for eggs... I will have Narraganset and Black Spanish available.. maybe a few penciled palms.. pm me if interested
     
  7. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    I knew we could count on you, Shawn! I'm going to candle the Black Spanish (& the rest) from you tomorrow- haven't gone to look at how everything is doing yet.

    I'm not sure who is laying yet, but I have two turkey eggs daily. It's wonderful!
     
  8. thebirdguy

    thebirdguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't candled any of the 24 dozen I have in right now either... one of these days....
     
  9. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair &amp; Feathers

    I think I want to participate again.....
    :oops:
     
  10. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    I am so in!!!! My blue slate I hatched from birdguy's eggs last year laid her first egg yesterday. I am still waiting on the BR hen I hatched last year to lay too. [​IMG]
     

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