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Best Days to incubate

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hobbychick, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. hobbychick

    hobbychick Songster

    May 9, 2007
    Hi, I am new to all of this. But I have been raising chickens that I have bought for about 2 years now and I am LOVING it! I have recently decided to try to incubate some eggs.[​IMG] I have everything I need and am all set up but some one had told me that if you incubate in the sign you get better results. Does any one have any idea what the sign is for April or May? It is not in the farmers almanac in the best days section. If anyone has any ideas please let me know. Thanks!!
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Set them when ever you are ready. I don't think day time, cycles of the moon or how the earth spins matters.
  3. EmptyNest

    EmptyNest Songster

    Jan 7, 2008
    SW Iowa
    For me - it's Friday afternoon. Then I have all weekend to watch them [​IMG]
  4. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    West Tn
    According to the Farmer's Almanac, you pick one of the fertile signs for the hatch date and count back 21 days for the set date. I think the next good time is supposed to be this weekend.
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    I always set shipped eggs on thursday mornings. They ship on Monday. I get them on Wednesday. I set them on Thursday. I don't do moon cycles and such either.
  6. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Songster

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    I set mine on a sunday morning so they will start hatching on saturday when I'm home.
  7. Jayare's Chicks

    Jayare's Chicks Songster

    Aug 25, 2007
    Florence, Alabama
    I like to set them on any day that ends in Y.
    Tuesday etc etc etc [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

  8. Sunny Chook Farm

    Sunny Chook Farm Songster

    Jan 23, 2008
    Quote:I do the same........

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