The 6th 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 6th 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 10,585 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 14th at Noon (whatever time zone you are in)

    Other poultry breed setting dates listed below...

    We want to hatch on April 4th, (the day BEFORE Easter Sunday)

    button quail: 16 days to hatch; set March 19th
    coturnix quail: 18 days to hatch; set March 17th
    seramas: 19 days to hatch; set March 16th
    other bantam and LF: 21 days to hatch; set March 14th
    bobwhite quail: 23 days to hatch; set March 12th
    call duck and other bantam ducks: 26 days to hatch; set March 9th
    pheasant: 22 to 29 days; set March 6th - March 13th
    mallard (derived) duck,goose, turkey, guinea, peafowl: 28 days to hatch; set March 7th
    goose: 28 to 32 days to hatch; set March 3rd - March 7th
    muscovy duck: 35 days to hatch; set February 28th
    emu: approx. 53 days to hatch - set Feb 10th (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: Auroradream26

    Contest #2: Random Posting Contest
    3 random dates and times have been chosen. If your post is nearest to the secret time, you win!
    Winner #1: SoManyHats
    Winner #2: chicken pickin
    Winner #3: KYTinpusher and Myfourladies - it was a tie!


    Contest #3: Photo Caption Contest #1
    1st Place: Peep-Chicken
    2nd Place: Razadia
    3rd Place: CountryHeart06 and SpringPeeper


    Contest #4: Easter or Hatching Fictional Short Story Contest
    1st Place: leslea
    2nd Place: Scruffyfeathers


    Contest #5: Broodies and their Babies
    Winner: zazouse

    Contest #6: Natural Egg Photo Contest
    Winner: timvdo

    Contest #7: Cutest Baby Fowl
    Winner: MightyDucksVT

    Contest #8: Funniest Chicken Picture Contest
    Winner: Acornewell

    Contest #9: Flapper Contest
    1st Place: chickenlady099
    2nd Place: mayang
    3rd Place: toynutz


    Contest #10: Poultry with People Contest
    1st Place: Madelennon
    2nd Place: bantambury


    Contest #11: Dustbathing Contest
    1st Place: leilanio
    2nd Place: lilbrownrat
    3rd Place: toynutz


    Contest #13: Photo Caption Contest #2
    1st Place: RedIII
    2nd Place: AmyLynn2374
    3rd Place: RedIII


    Contest #14: Wet Poultry Contest
    1st Place: Kelsie2290
    2nd Place: sillycmoy
    3rd Place: TommyDaDelaware


    Contest #15: Guess How Many Will Hatch
    1st Place: MooreChickens
    2nd Place: Tessaturtle


    Best Hatch Participant
    Winners: Cynthia12 and chicken pickin




    Thank You to @mlmddh , @sumi , and @ronott1 for helping me with this year's Hatch-a-long!
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  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    It's time to start arranging for those hatching eggs!


    If anyone is interested in donating prizes for the contests, please PM me with the details. Thank you!
     
  3. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    Yeah it's up. I'll be participating, but I'll have to set on the the 13 th at the latest. I plan on having those chicks out and up for sake by the 14th. I actually planned on the 12th.

    So if I'm not qualified for the hatch-a-long let me know.

    I'll be hatching chickens.
     
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  4. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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    Im in!
     
  5. SallyinIndiana

    SallyinIndiana Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm in. I'll be setting some Palm turkey eggs, CCL eggs, and Heritage RIR.
     
  6. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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    I will be hatching Cream Legbars also.

    Sounds like your going to have a good hatch ahead of you. Will your turkeys be laying by then?
     
  7. DevilsDenHen

    DevilsDenHen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Im in. Hopeing my Lavender Orps will be laying by then :)
     
  8. SallyinIndiana

    SallyinIndiana Overrun With Chickens

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    They are laying now. I'm not positive the eggs are fertile but the turkeys are laying nicely 1-2 eggs a day from 3 turkeys. Its possible one has not started laying yet.
     
  9. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Setting March 13th is fine. Like last year, we give a +/- 2 day window.
     
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  10. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome everyone!

    Remember, do not tell how many eggs you will be setting, there is a contest for that. So keep it a secret! [​IMG]
     
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