The 8th Annual BYC Easter Hatch-a-long!!!!

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Happy Chooks, Feb 4, 2017.

  1. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome to the 8th 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 7,491 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 25th at Noon (whatever time zone you are in)

    Other poultry breed setting dates listed below...

    We want to hatch on April 15th, (the day BEFORE Easter Sunday)

    button quail: 16 days to hatch; set March 30th
    coturnix quail: 18 days to hatch; set March 28th
    seramas: 19 days to hatch; set March 27th
    other bantam and LF chicken: 21 days to hatch; set March 25th
    bobwhite quail: 23 days to hatch; set March 23rd
    call duck and other bantam ducks: 26 days to hatch; set March 20th
    pheasant: 22 to 29 days; set March 17th - March 24th
    mallard (derived) duck,goose, turkey, guinea, peafowl: 28 days to hatch; set March 18th
    goose: 28 to 32 days to hatch; set March 14th - March 18th
    muscovy duck: 35 days to hatch; set March 11th
    emu: approx. 53 days to hatch - set Feb 21st (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 I LUV MY CHICKS


    Contest #2: Photo Caption Contest
    1st Place: candyfloss
    2nd Place: wornoutmomto3


    Contest #3: Cutest Baby Fowl Sponsored by Omlet
    Winner: aridchickens

    Contest #4: Edible Easter
    1st Place: yellowherb
    2nd Place: deserteggs22
    3rd Place: eggbert420 and missprissychick


    Contest #5: Broodies and their Babies
    1st Place: redranger209
    2nd Place: dan26552
    3rd Place: casportpony


    Contest #6: Flapper Contest
    1st Place: casportpony
    2nd Place: yotetrapper
    3rd Place: GoldenFlight


    Contest #7: Natural Egg Photo Contest
    1st Place: RavynFallen
    2nd Place: LadyCluck77
    3rd Place: pioneerchick816


    Contest #8: Silhouette Contest
    1st Place: CuzChickens
    2nd Place: NathanZee


    Contest #9: Guess How Many Will Hatch
    Winner: Jessimom, but prize deferred to next 2 closest guesses
    1st Place: Phage
    2nd Place: casportpony




    Thank You to @ronott1 , @BantyChooks , @Yorkshire Coop , @sumi and @Auroradream26 for helping me with this year's Hatch-a-long! I truly could not do it without their fantastic help!
     
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  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    It's officially that time again!

    If you are interested in donating prizes for contests, please send me a PM directly. Thank you!!!
     
  3. BantyChooks

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  4. IHeartPoultry

    IHeartPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Exciting! [​IMG]

    I have three Emu eggs in the incubator right now. I set them January 18th... so I'm early, I hope I can still participate![​IMG]
     
  5. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    :woot

    Can't wait to get some eggs set for this hatch a long! :clap
     
  6. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Ooh.... Emu! How exciting but wow you must need some serious patience waiting for those babies to hatch! :pop

    They won't count in the totals for the Easter hatch a long but you are more than welcome to participate in the thread :D
     
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  7. summerb123

    summerb123 Overrun With Chickens

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    hmm talked with my parents and they are getting an Incubator! [​IMG] lets hope the hens start back laying before then date but I'm pretty sure we will be hatching eggs [​IMG]
     
  8. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    :thumbsup

    Any idea what kind of incubator you are going for?
     
  9. summerb123

    summerb123 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] i don't know I guess one that works [​IMG]
     
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  10. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    That's usually helpful :lau
     
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