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!