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
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
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!