The 7th Annual BYC Easter Hatch-A-Long!

Happy Chooks

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Welcome to the 7th 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 8,689 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 5th at Noon (whatever time zone you are in)

Other poultry breed setting dates listed below...

We want to hatch on March 26th, (the day BEFORE Easter Sunday)

button quail: 16 days to hatch; set March 10th
coturnix quail: 18 days to hatch; set March 8th
seramas: 19 days to hatch; set March 7th
other bantam and LF chicken: 21 days to hatch; set March 5th
bobwhite quail: 23 days to hatch; set March 3rd
call duck and other bantam ducks: 26 days to hatch; set February 29th
pheasant: 22 to 29 days; set February 26th - March 4th
mallard (derived) duck,goose, turkey, guinea, peafowl: 28 days to hatch; set February 27th
goose: 28 to 32 days to hatch; set February 23rd - February 27th
muscovy duck: 35 days to hatch; set February 20th
emu: approx. 53 days to hatch - set Feb 2nd (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!


Random Posting Contest: Winner #1 Loc20chick, Winner #2 Chaos18, Winner #3 Razadia, Winner #4 Penny Hen, Winner #5 KDOGG331

Contest #1: Guess How Many Eggs Will Be Set!
Winner: LilChickens2

Contest #2: Photo Caption Contest #1
1st Place: Hurley
2nd Place: Sambi89
3rd Place: shahtir101



Contest #3: Flapper Contest
1st Place: Farmer Viola
2nd Place: Mirajane


Contest #4: Edible Easter Contest
1st Place: Blooie
2nd Place: IHeartPoultry
3rd Place: coopbuilder82


Contest #5: Cutest Baby Fowl
1st Place: Cindy07
2nd Place: anneofalltrades
3rd Place: HaileyBelle


Contest #6: Broodies and their Babies
1st Place: Chicks Galore3
2nd Place: A Fail
3rd Place: HopieGirl4Ever


Contest #7: Most Striking Male Fowl
1st Place: Shay1Bear
2nd Place: HopieGirl4Ever
3rd Place: RattleCan


Contest #8: Natural Egg Photo Contest
1st Place: chicken pickin
2nd Place: abqchicken
3rd Place: Shay1Bear


Contest #9: Other Fowl Contest
1st Place: RattleCan
2nd Place: Scovy Momma
3rd Place: Scovy Momma


Contest #10: Photo Caption #2 Contest
1st Place: Brittsplace
2nd Place: Blooie
3rd Place: Cynthia12


Contest #11: Peeps Art Contest
1st Place: deserteggs22
2nd Place: flocktastic
3rd Place: Sambi89


Contest #12: Wet Poultry
1st Place: BantyChooks
2nd Place: Sueg4332
3rd Place: speney


Contest #13: Guess How Many Eggs Will Hatch
Winner: flocktastic

Best Hatch Participant: Cynthia 12




Thank You to @mlm Mike, @Sally Sunshine and @ronott1 for helping me with this year's Hatch-a-long! I truly could not do it without their fantastic help!
 
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Happy Chooks

Free Ranging
Premium Feather Member
10 Years
Jul 9, 2009
40,415
3,498
596
Northern CA
My Coop
If you wish to donate a prize for contests, please send me a PM of what you would like to donate and we will match it up with the contests.


Thank you, and let us enjoy this year's hatch!
 

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