phases of the moon

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by onthespot, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

    7,187
    22
    271
    Mar 29, 2008
    Riverside/Norco, CA
    In another thread about getting a high percentage of roos this year, one poster mentioned that the country wisdom of her uncle says that if you set a clutch when the moon is on the increase, or waxing bigger, you will get more pullets, and if you set a clutch when the moon is waning, or getting smaller, you will get more roos. I googled and found this link where you can find out what the moon was doing on any given day. Any of you have any data you would like to add to this post, regarding how many pullets vs roos, what the moon was doing when you were setting clutches?
    http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/RS_OneDay.php
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    28,907
    127
    408
    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    I follow the almanac for best timing for everything...planting above ground crops, planting below ground crops, sowing and reaping, etc. The almanac lists the phases of the moon and they are handy to have around and interesting reading.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by