Welcome to the 8th 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 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!