2016 Zodiac Hatch-A-Long - Waxing Moon in Fruitful Signs HAL

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Here we go!!!
This is a year long HAL for hatching by the moon. Set so eggs will hatch during the waxing moon during the fruitful signs.

SET DAYS FOR CHICKEN EGGS FOR THE FIRST 3 MONTHS OF THE YEAR ARE
January 19-21
January 27-29
February 15-17
February 23-26
March 22-24
March 31 - April 1

For other birds, please adjust set dates accordingly.

I stumbled on this old thread about hatching by the moon phases and sign.

https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/536525/hatching-eggs-by-the-moon-thread

So for most of the year, I'm setting eggs so they'll hatch under a waxing moon in one of the fruitful signs of Cancer, Pisces or Scorpio.

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Every location will have somewhat different set times.
You can find your set times by going to http://www.lunarium.co.uk/calendar/universal.jsp, enter your location and the resulting calendar will tell you when the moon is in Cancer, Pisces or Scorpio between the New Moon and the Full Moon.
 
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Also, you can go to the old farmers almanac on the web for moon phase info. It also has charts for good and bad days for various things.
 

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I'll be setting in the next 3 days but our weather isn't cooperating.
It was 6F this morning and some eggs have frozen. I've been checking nests every couple hours.
 

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According to legend.

"Chicks born under a waxing Moon, in the fruitful signs of Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces, are healthier and mature faster."
 

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I'm restarting this hatch-a-long thread for the rest of 2016.

The following set dates are for chicken eggs or anything with a 21 day incubation period.
Go to the lunarium website to enter your location for specific moon signs.
http://www.lunarium.co.uk/calendar/universal.jsp?calendarYear=2016&calendarMonth=7

The set period for July ends about noon Thursday July 21, depending on one's latitude and longitude.


The August set periods for my location are:

August 15, 7:38 AM till August 17, 8:19 PM - They would hatch in September when the moon is waxing (moving toward full) in the fruitful sign of Scorpio.

August 24, 9:22 PM till August 26, 2:05 PM - So they'll hatch in September when the moon is waxing in the fruitful sign of Pisces.
(Pisces extends further but the moon will be full at 2:05 PM)

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September chicken egg set dates. Adjust your set dates/times for your species and location.

Scorpio
Sunday, September 11, 2:42 PM till Wednesday, September 14, 3:26 AM Hatch will be October 2 to October 5

Pisces
Wednesday, September 21, 7:42 AM till Friday, September 23, 10:07 AM Hatch will be October 12-14

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October chicken set dates/times for my location.
Sunday, October 9, 12:38 PM till October 11, 9:42 AM Hatch will be from Oct 30 to Nov 1

Pisces
Tuesday, October 18, 3:45 PM till Thursday, October 20, 7:44 PM Hatch will be November 8-10
 
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