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Does the moon's phase affect hatch rate?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by RUHAMA, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. RUHAMA

    RUHAMA Out Of The Brooder

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    I know that with gardening the phase of the moon affects the growth and development of the plants and the moon affects the ocean tides, etc. Does anyone know if the moon phases affect hatching eggs? Is there a prefered time to set or hatch the eggs? I just put my eggs in the incubator anyway, but I noticed that they are set to hatch at the next new moon. Thanks, Eileen
     
  2. gmc

    gmc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is a moon phase for everything, just ask my father-in-law. [​IMG] Guess its one of those things you've got to believe in. There are specific times called out in the farmers almanac. I beleive there's a web site.
     
  3. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    I wonder if youd get an evil rooster if it hatched on full moon?
     
  4. KingsCalls

    KingsCalls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I use to work at a hospital, if it was a full moon .......labor & delivery was wide open!
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Good question, RUHAMA. You could probably get a million dollar grant to study it. Hahahaha! They give money away for lesser good ideas than that one.
     
  6. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
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    I wonder if youd get an evil rooster if it hatched on full moon?

    Maybe not evil but he could probably read your tarot cards and predict your future with a crystal ball, lol!​
     
  7. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    A silkie hatched on a full moon is the most evil of them all.
     
  8. hencackle

    hencackle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm reading "A Biodynamic Farm" by Hugh Lovel--last night I read this:
    The Earth is affected by many influences, including the Moon, Mercury, Venus, Sun, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn, to say nothing of the constellations of the ecliptic. The heavenly bodies are signposts for forces which bear upon the Earth...In the case of the Moon, Mercury, and Venus, their influences work through the limestone, and are seen in growth and reproduction."

    Based on that, I would guess you would set eggs before the moon waxes. Maybe you could ask this question on http://www.farmersalmanac.com/

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    book is an intro to Biodynamics and the soil preps--it doesn't cover animal rearing. You could try "Raising Animals by The Moon" by Louise Riotte.

    Sorry I couldn't help more than that.
     
  9. RUHAMA

    RUHAMA Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, I will investigate the farmers almanac on my next day off. Eileen
     
  10. karen

    karen Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:LOL!
    Every silky i EVER met had a halo!!!
     

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