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!