The 5th Annual BYC Easter Hatch-a-long!

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  1. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome to the 5th 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 7,629 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 29th at Noon (whatever time zone you are in)

    Other poultry breed setting dates listed below...

    We want to hatch on April 19th, (the day BEFORE Easter Sunday)

    button quail: 16 days to hatch; set April 3rd
    coturnix quail: 18 days to hatch; set April 1st
    seramas: 19 days to hatch; set March 31st
    other bantam and LF: 21 days to hatch; set March 29th
    bobwhite quail: 23 days to hatch; set March 27th
    call duck: 26 days to hatch; set March 24th
    pheasant: 22 to 29 days; set March 21st - March 28th
    mallard (derived) duck,goose, turkey, guinea: 28 days to hatch; set March 22nd
    goose: 28 to 32 days to hatch; set March 18th - March 22nd
    muscovy duck: 35 days to hatch; set March 15th
    emu: approx. 53 days to hatch - set Feb 25th (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 below.
    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!

    You will also find Rons Daily Digests extremely helpful if you have trouble keeping up with such a fast moving thread, find them HERE

    ALL CONTESTS ARE HELD IN SEPARATE THREADS,
    TO ENTER each contest YOU MUST VISIT EACH CONTEST THREAD, READ THE RULES AND ENTER THE CONTESTS, SIMPLE!





    Places to find hatching eggs:


    BYC Buy ~ Sell ~ Trade Section: Chicken Hatching Eggs


    SWAP THREAD: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/754060/the-new-crazy-24hr-auction-thread

    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: macondon
    Go here to enter: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...e-set-5th-annual-byc-easter-hatch-a-long/0_50

    Contest #2: Creative Brooder Contest Winner: chicken pickin

    Go here to enter: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...ooder-5th-annual-byc-easter-hatch-a-long/0_50

    Contest #3: Poultry in the Snow Winner: RussellRoosters

    Go here to enter: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...w-2014-easter-hatch-a-long/0_50#post_12971199

    Contest #4: Cutest Baby Fowl Winner: mrschofield

    Go here to enter: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...ntest-5th-annual-byc-easter-hatch-a-long/0_50

    Contest #5: Decorated Egg Contest

    Dyed Prize Winner: infiniti
    Artistic Prize Winner: BowChickaBow
    Go here to enter: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...ntest-5th-annual-byc-easter-hatch-a-long/0_50

    Contest #6: Wet Poultry Winner: austinbndr28

    Go here to enter: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...ultry-5th-annual-byc-easter-hatch-a-long/0_50

    Contest #7: Most Striking Domestic Male Fowl

    Winners: zazouse and MinxFox
    Go here to enter: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...wl-contest-5th-annual-byc-easter-hatch-a-long

    Contest #8: Edible Easter Contest

    1st Place: madicakes
    2nd Place: chiklee
    3rd Place: LadyCluck77
    Go here to enter: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...t-for-the-5th-annual-easter-hatch-a-long/0_50

    Contest #9: Photo Caption Contest

    Go here to enter: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...ntest-5th-annual-byc-easter-hatch-a-long/0_50
    1st Place: Medic

    2nd Place: pinusresinosa
    3rd Place: bugglesmommy

    Contest #10: Other Fowl Contest Winner: Sahwithchicks

    Go here to enter: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...-poses-of-other-fowl-no-chickens-allowed/0_50

    Contest #11: Easter/Spring Fowl Photo Contest

    Winner: DucksnDaffodils
    Go here to enter: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...ntest-5th-annual-byc-easter-hatch-a-long/0_50

    Contest #12: Celebrity Look Alike Contest Winner: sarah654

    Go here to enter: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...ntest-5th-annual-byc-easter-hatch-a-long/0_50

    Contest #13: Caption Contest #2 Winner: Hurley

    Go here to enter: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...ter-hatch-a-long-photo-caption-contest-2/0_50

    Contest #14: Natural Egg Photo Contest

    1st Place: The Sheriff
    2nd Place: chicken pickin
    Go here to enter: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...g-photo-contest-2014-easter-hatch-a-long/0_50

    Contest #15: Flapper Contest

    1st Place: troyer
    2nd Place: Bulldogma
    3rd Place: Blue Creek Farm
    Go here to enter: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...contest-for-the-2014-easter-hatch-a-long/0_50

    Contest #16: Guess How Many Eggs Will Hatch

    Winner: frg34
    Go here to enter: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...atch-5th-annual-2014-easter-hatch-a-long/0_50

    Contest #17: Guess How Many Jelly Beans Winner: madicakes

    Go here to enter: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...eans-5th-annual-2014-easter-hatch-a-long/0_50

    Random Posting Contest: 3 dates/times were chosen for a free 6-month GFM for each winner.

    Winner #1: LBKS
    Winner #2: CibolaChooks
    Winner #3: hockeydad6791

    Random Funny Posting Contest

    Go here for details and to enter: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...night-5th-annual-byc-easter-hatch-a-long/0_50

    Best Hatch Participant - The most supportive member in the Hatch-a-long will win a 1 year GFM! Winner: Cynthia12


    Special Hatcher Award - Corny Caleb



    Thank You to @Sally Sunshine and @mlmddh for helping me with this Hatch-a-long again this year! [​IMG]







    Daily Digest (Cliff Notes Version):
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...r-the-5th-annual-byc-easter-hatch-a-long/0_50
     
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  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Only 4 more days until the set date for Emu eggs!

    Start lining up your hatching eggs now! [​IMG]
     
  3. CayuseRanch

    CayuseRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yipppeeeeeeeee Ki YAYYYYYYYYY! I have been looking for this thread! Count me in. Running multiple staggered "practice hatches" now!
     
  4. Sally Sunshine

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    YAY!!!!


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  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome back! Can you change your signature to this current thread? [​IMG] I don't want new folks confused on where to go.
     
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  7. chippysmom327

    chippysmom327 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm hatching some buff bantam cochin eggs, and Heinz 57 eggs! Can't wait! I'm gonna plan my hatch for *very* early Easter morning to surprise my little sister! :D
     
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  8. Sally Sunshine

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    awe!!!!! that is so sweet of you!!!! edit because I am halfwit and thought we were still on the other thread ha ha ha!! too many tabs not enough space!
     
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  9. CayuseRanch

    CayuseRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Two years in a row I have had to have you guys change it because it won't let me. Your welcome to do it if you would like.
     
  10. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    WOOT!

    SO EXCITED FOR THIS!!!

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