This will be the thread for 2017 hatching by the moon. The idea is to set eggs so they will hatch under the waxing moon (between new and full) and in the fruitful signs of Pisces, Cancer or Scorpio. The dates and times I listed are for chicken eggs, extrapolate earlier or later for other species. For more information you can refer to this thread. https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...atch-a-long-waxing-moon-in-fruitful-signs-hal The following dates are for my location. The times are listed in 24 hour clock format. To get your exact hatch times, go to the following Lunarium site and enter your location by clicking edit in the black bar near the top of the page. http://www.lunarium.co.uk/calendar/universal.jsp?calendarYear=2017&calendarMonth=0 Pisces hatch. Set from January 8, 10:10 to January 10, 15:46. Hatch January 29, to January 31. Cancer hatch Set between January 17, 01:02 to January 19, 03:40. Hatch between February 7 and February 9. Pisces hatch Set between February 5, 08:05 to February 6, 22:51. Hatch between February 26 and February 27. Cancer hatch Set between February 13, 06:54 to February 15, 10:45. Hatch between March 6 and March 8. Cancer hatch Set between March 12, 13:26 to March 14, 17:13. Hatch between April 2 and April 4. The following dates aren't strictly within the guidelines but close enough if you have eggs to set then, you could try it. The moon becomes full on April 11 and enters Scorpio at 17:41. So it is out of range but worth a try. I'll probably set on March 20 to 22. Cancer hatch Set between April 8, 20:47 to April 10, 23:11. Hatch between April 29 and May 1. Scorpio hatch Set between April 18, 00:00 to April 19, 16:42. Hatch between May 9 and May 10. Cancer hatch Set between May 6, 06:24 to May 8, 07:11 Hatch between May 27 and May 29. Scorpio hatch Set between May 15, 05:45 to May 17, 17:59. Hatch between June 5 and June 7, Cancer hatch Set between June 2, 21:30 to June 4, 17:06. Hatch between June 23 and June 25. Scorpio hatch Set between June 11, 11:59 to June 14, 00:07. Hatch between July 2 and July 5. Scorpio hatch Set between July 8, 19:22 to July 11, 07:01. Hatch between July 29 and August 1. Interestingly, what I discovered while doing the calendar, I can ship chicks on a Monday or Tuesday doing most of these hatches.