The 10th Annual BYC Easter Hatch-a-long!!!!!

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Happy Chooks, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Free Ranging

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    Welcome to the 10th Annual BYC Easter Hatch-a-long!

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    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





    Contests!
    Contest #1: Guess How Many Eggs Will Be Set

    Winner: Pensmaster

    Contest #2: Farthest shipped eggs
    Winner: ChickenFox

    Contest #3: Cutest Baby Fowl
    To enter, go here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/th...-byc-easter-hatchalong.1295459/#post-21073187

    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
    Winner: WVduckchick

    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
    To enter, go here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/contest-9—photo-caption-contest—10th-annual-byc-ehal.1300675/

    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!
     
    Last edited: May 13, 2019
  2. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

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    Hatch chick cannon.gif I can't wait to see all of the Easter Babies!
     
  3. Molpet

    Molpet Crossing the Road

    never mind I was wrong
     
  4. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

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    Turkeys are on the list

    Are you going to incubate some turkey eggs?
     
  5. Molpet

    Molpet Crossing the Road

    :oops: Ha I seen them hid in the middle of others just before you posted.... they deserve their own line LOL :lau
    I would if my 7 hens ever decided to lay :rant
     
  6. Kessel23

    Kessel23 Hi Bug

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    Hi Hannah
    I will join. Will probably be incubating duck eggs or chicken eggs.
     
  7. Rammy

    Rammy Crowing

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    Count me in!
     
  8. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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  9. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    I'm in!
    D'Uccle eggs will hopefully be in production by then :)
     
  10. The Phantom

    The Phantom I love birds!!!

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    I’ll probably be hatching quail eggs!
    :woot:jumpy
     

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