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The 9th Annual BYC Easter Hatchalong!

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Happy Chooks, Feb 9, 2018.

  1. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Free Ranging Staff Member Premium Member 9 Years

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    Welcome to the 9th 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 10th at Noon (whatever time zone you are in)

    Other poultry breed setting dates listed below...

    We want to hatch on March 31st, (the day BEFORE Easter Sunday)
    button quail: 16 days to hatch; set March 15th
    coturnix quail: 18 days to hatch; set March 13th
    seramas: 19 days to hatch; set March 12th
    other bantam and LF chicken: 21 days to hatch; set March 10th
    bobwhite quail: 23 days to hatch; set March 8th
    call duck and other bantam ducks: 26 days to hatch; set March 5th
    pheasant: 22 to 29 days; set March 2nd - March 9th
    mallard (derived) duck,goose, turkey, guinea, peafowl: 28 days to hatch; set March 3rd
    goose: 28 to 32 days to hatch; set February 27th - March 3rd
    muscovy duck: 35 days to hatch; set February 24th
    emu: approx. 53 days to hatch - set Feb 6th (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: kikisgirls

    Contest #2: Edible Easter Contest
    1st Place: NotAFarm
    2nd Place: MillersFarm

    Contest #3: Photo Caption Contest
    1st Place: Farmer Connie
    2nd Place: 12animals3


    Contest #4: Natural Egg Photo Contest
    1st Place: JaeG
    2nd Place: KikisGirls
    3rd Place: KikisGirls

    Contest #5: Flapper Contest
    1st Place: MillersFarm
    2nd Place: casportpony

    Contest #6: Other Fowl Contest
    Winners
    Geese: Pyxis
    Ducks: Georgina Fritznoodle
    Turkeys: oldhenlikesdogs
    Pheasant: MillersFarm
    Peafowl: theoldchick

    Quail: The Phantom

    Contest #7: Cutest Baby Fowl Contest
    To enter, go here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/th...owl-9th-annual-byc-easter-hatchalong.1227629/

    Contest #8 Broodies and their Babies Contest
    1st Place: Ravynscroft
    2nd Place: The Golden Egg5

    3rd Place: Wolfefarmyard

    Contest #9: Hatching chick photography contest
    1st Place: AlleysChicks
    2nd Place: GraceHomestead

    Contest #10: Farthest Shipped Egg Contest
    Winner: merc

    Contest #11: How Many Will Hatch?
    Winner: Egghead_Jr

    Random Posting Contest: Be the person to post at the right time, and win a 6 month PFM!

    Thank You to @ronott1 , @BantyChooks , @Yorkshire Coop , @sumi @mlm Mike and @Auroradream26 for helping me with this year's Hatch-a-long! I truly could not do it without their fantastic help!
     
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2018
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Free Ranging Staff Member Premium Member 9 Years

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    I was late in getting this thread started, I didn't realize Easter is so early this year! So we missed the window for Emu hatchers. If you are going to set Emu eggs, do so by Tuesday the 13th and we will still count your eggs!
     
  3. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Sing Brightly Premium Member Project Manager

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    :clap Looks fantastic! I will be hatching this year if I am getting eggs by then.
     
  4. Mrs.SWhite89

    Mrs.SWhite89 Chirping

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    I'll join. I might not have many eggs though. I'll probably order some.
     
  5. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Enlightened Premium Member Project Manager

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  6. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    I too didn’t realise Easter was early this year!
    Was hoping to hatch some goslings for this years Hatch a Long but I don’t think they will start laying in time :(

    Good excuse though to set a small batch of chicken eggs! :D
     
  7. Auroradream26

    Auroradream26 Smothered in Feathers Premium Member 5 Years

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    I'll be setting, like always lol
     
  8. The Golden Egg5

    The Golden Egg5 Chicken OBSESSED Premium Member

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    I really wish I could join! I am going on vacation for a week at Easter, so i cant hatch. There is always next year though! good luck with y'alls hatches and ill be following your progress. :thumbsup
     
  9. aliciaplus3

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    count me in.... looks like it fits in perfectly with what I was planning to hatch anyway!!:celebrate
     
  10. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    :fl

    I will have to order too or see if any friends have a few for me to set. At least if I get them from friends I can collect rather than getting them through the post.

    :woot

    Have a great vacation! Please do still pop in on us here :)
     

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