Every year I get a farmer's almanac from the Farm Bureau booth at the state fair. Last year I used the table in the back that had "best dates to..." do all sorts of things based on the zodiac. There were entries for planting seeds, cutting fence posts, and hatching eggs. Now, coincidence or not, when I set eggs on the dates listed as the "best" days to set eggs, I really did have excellent hatch rates, even with shipped eggs! I've started going through the 2012 dates and thinking about when I'll set eggs for spring hatches. Has anyone else tried this? I'm thinking of trying in the spring to set a batch of eggs collected on the "best" day in one incubator and then another batch the next day to see if there's a significant difference in hatch date. I noticed quicker germination with seeds when I followed the dates, so now I want to try a scientific approach. Let me know if you've tried this, are interested in hatching along, or if you think it's just crazy!