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

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Happy Chooks, Jan 20, 2016.

  1. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome to the 7th Annual BYC Easter Hatch-a-long!

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    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!
     
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2016
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  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    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! [​IMG]
     
  3. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    I'm in! :D
     
  4. shahtir101

    shahtir101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I might be in...if I have enough eggs to hatch[​IMG]
     
  5. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

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    I'll be in, too. [​IMG]
     
  6. Sally Sunshine

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

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  7. bamadude

    bamadude Overrun With Chickens

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    Here we go again
     
  8. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani Premium Member Project Manager

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    I'm so glad you're back Sally, oh so glad. [​IMG]
     
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    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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  10. LocalYokel

    LocalYokel Overrun With Chickens

    IM IN
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