Welcome to the 10th Annual BYC Easter Hatch-a-long!
It's that time again! Every year, hundreds of members come together to set eggs to hatch on the exact same day - the day BEFORE Easter. As a group last year, we had 2,208 eggs set for hatching! If you are new to hatching, this is a great way to get a lot of help, tips and advise. Join in the fun for the largest BYC Hatch-a-long of the year!
Set Chicken eggs on Saturday, March 30th at Noon (whatever time zone you are in)
Other poultry breed setting dates listed below...
We want to hatch on April 20th, (the day BEFORE Easter Sunday)
button quail: 16 days to hatch; set April 4th
coturnix quail: 18 days to hatch; set April 2nd
seramas: 19 days to hatch; set April 1st
other bantam and LF chicken: 21 days to hatch; set March 30th
bobwhite quail: 23 days to hatch; set March 28th
call duck and other bantam ducks: 26 days to hatch; set March 25th
pheasant: 22 to 29 days; set March 22nd - March 29th
mallard (derived) duck,goose, turkey, guinea, peafowl: 28 days to hatch; set March 23rd
goose: 28 to 32 days to hatch; set March 19th - March 23rd
muscovy duck: 35 days to hatch; set March 16th
emu: approx. 53 days to hatch - set Feb 26th (for you "serious" hatchers)
TO JOIN the hatchalong 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.
This thread is our main chat thread for the hatchalong 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 Hatchalong (1st post) 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!
ALL CONTESTS ARE HELD IN SEPARATE THREADS,
TO ENTER each contest YOU MUST VISIT EACH CONTEST THREAD, READ THE RULES AND ENTER THE CONTEST, SIMPLE!
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!
Places to find hatching eggs:
BYC Buy ~ Sell ~ Trade Section: Chicken Hatching Eggs
JUST IN TIME HATCHING EGG AUCTION: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/754077/just-in-time-hatching-egg-auction-and-bin-thread/2100_50
Contest #1: Guess How Many Eggs Will Be Set
Contest #2: Farthest shipped eggs
Contest #3: Cutest Baby Fowl
Winner: The Golden Egg5
Contest #4: Edible Easter Contest
1st Place: Meg-in-MT
2nd Place: room onthebroom and LadyCluck77
Contest#5: Natural egg contest
1st Place: jolenesdad
2nd Place: casportpony
Contest #6: Other Fowl Contest
Contest #7: Broodies and their Babies
1st Place: MagpieDucks
2nd Place: Hope Hughes
3rd Place: Hope Hughes
Contest #8: Hatching Chick
1st Place: Pyxis
2nd Place: MillersFarm
Contest #9: Caption contest
1st Place: pipdzipdnreadytogo
2nd Place: SueT
3rd Place: Jules929
Contest #10: How Many Will Hatch?
1st Place: cppeace
2nd Place: BirdsBeesTrees
Thank You to @ronott1 , @BantyChooks , @Yorkshire Coop , @mlm Mike and @Auroradream26 for helping me with this year's Hatch-a-long! I truly could not do it without their fantastic help!