The 4th Annual BYC Easter Hatch-a-long

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Happy Chooks, Jan 31, 2013.

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  1. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Welcome to the 4th Annual BYC Easter Hatch-a-long!

    This Annual Hatch-A-Long has become so popular, that we've decided to make it an "Official" BYC event.

    Set Chicken eggs on Saturday, March 9th at Noon (whatever time zone you are in)

    Other poultry breed setting dates listed below...

    We want to hatch on March 30th, (the day BEFORE Easter Sunday)

    button quail: 16 days to hatch; set March 14th
    coturnix quail: 18 days to hatch; set March 12th
    seramas: 19 days to hatch; set March 11th
    other bantam and LF: 21 days to hatch; set March 9th
    bobwhite quail: 23 days to hatch; set March 7th
    call duck: 26 days to hatch; set March 4th
    mallard (derived) duck,goose, turkey, guinea: 28 days to hatch; set March 2nd
    goose: 28 to 32 days to hatch; set Feb 26th - March 2nd
    muscovy duck: 35 days to hatch; set Feb 23rd
    emu: approx. 53 days to hatch - set Feb 5th (for you "serious" hatchers)


    We will continue to update this section as contests begin.

    Contest #1: Guess the total amount of eggs that will be set! Winner animalsroc4evr

    Contest #2: Short Story Contest on Why You Love Hatching. Winner Pele

    Contest #3: Opportune Time - The dates/times have been chosen and we'll announce winners as they occur.

    Prize: One Year GFM for each of the 3 winners
    Winner #1 - Joyful Promise

    Winner #2 - Tammy N and LFchixranch
    Winner #3 - ceocka

    Contest #4: Cutest Baby Fowl Picture Winner - QuirkySue

    Contest #5: Caption Contest To enter, see here:
    1st Place Winner - AccidentalFarm

    2nd Place Winner - Je33ieg
    3rd Place Winner - wolftracks

    Contest #6: Broodies and Their Babies Winner - Contrastphoto

    Contest #7: Natural Egg Photo Contest

    1st Place Winner - JoyfulPromise
    2nd Place Winner - johnnyg07

    Contest #8: Flapper Contest

    1st Place Winner - Contrastphoto
    2nd Place Winner - fishnet1971
    3rd Place Winner - chickenlisa

    Contest #9: Candid Picture Contest Winner - Hurley

    Contest #10: UK Members ONLY Contest

    1st Place Winner - LONDON HENS
    2nd Place Winner - leannybabe

    Contest #11: Guess How Many Eggs Will Hatch Winner - ChooksChick

    Contest #12: Cutest Easter Chick/s Contest Winner - soldier

    gryeyes Chicken Tiara Contest: To enter, see here:

    Random Funny Posting Contest: Now Closed. A variety of prizes!

    Upcoming Contests - More details to follow:

    Best Hatch Participant - Winner - gardeningmama

    Best Hatch Rate - 12 month GFM Prize - Winner - Daniel1974
    Worst Hatch Rate- 12 month GFM Prize - Winner - JoyfulPromise

    Thanks for joining and Happy Hatching Everyone!

    Here is a list of all of our peeps that have signed up to hatch eggs. To sign up for the hatch, just post in the thread that you would like to hatch. We'll be updating this list manually, so please be patient if you don't see it updated immediately:

    Looking to swap eggs? See here:
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2013
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  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Time to start reserving your hatching eggs with breeders!
  3. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member


    We're working on contests, prizes, etc. so make sure you subscribe to this thread!
  4. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

    Sep 7, 2009
    Florida - Space Coast

    Marking my spot..................... Emu eggs YES!!!

    We have lots of eggs available and being set here as well.
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  5. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

    May 6, 2009
    Vail, Arizona
    If I can ever get any of my hens to lay, I am SO joining in! Last year was fun!
  6. Tammy N

    Tammy N Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2011
    Florence Oregon
    I am getting my New Incubator a Brinsea 20 octogon,,,, When it gets here i think im gonna set some dark brahmas for my gal pal wendy she has henery and ross over at her place .
    Im excited.... Maybe she will let me have a chick or 3
  7. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 19, 2011
    Massachusetts, USA

    I have been waiting for this all year!!!!!!! Last year was a blast!!!! Time to order eggs and line up eggs and get those incubators up and running!!!!
  8. Chic_girl

    Chic_girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2011
    Near Columbus OH
    Didn't get a chance to join last year- but perhaps I can manage a hatch this year! We'll see!
  9. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    I will be in the midst of a chicken run to the Philippines over Easter and will be setting 150 or so eggs there on Easter Saturday as part of my Getting the Flock Out of Here adventure..
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  10. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

    Aug 23, 2012
    My Coop
    [​IMG]AWESOME!! Count me in! [​IMG][​IMG]
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