Welcome to the 9th 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 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!