best day to set eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by crazy for chicken, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. crazy for chicken

    crazy for chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :jumpyJust talked to my mom she set 90 eggs 25 days ago and only got 35 hatched.. She said to look at the farmer's Almanac for the best days to set eggs it said to do on the April 16 17 18 for this month. she used the almanac last year and almost 98% hatched just some thing to think about.
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  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Interesting. Does the moon influence hatching?

    Do hens go broody at a certain time during the cycle?
     
  3. ehatch

    ehatch Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, I was wondering about that (been meaning to get the farmers almanac). I pretty much have to start mine this weekend.
     
  4. justuschickens59

    justuschickens59 VA Royal Blues

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    This is very interesting. I never even thought about it. Definitely time to get a Farmer's Almanac and do a little research.

    I'm also curious about the moon phases affecting a hen's broody times.
     

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