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Best Days To Set Eggs In 2018

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Best Days To Set Eggs In 2018

According to Moon lore and Almanac tradition, for the best hatch rate, you should set eggs (place eggs under a hen or in an incubator) so that the chicks are born during the “fruitful” signs of the Moon during specific phases. You may have heard this called “setting eggs by the Moon.” This is an age-old practice that is said to produce healthy chickens.

A chick usually takes about 21 days to hatch.

Based on this formula, here are the best days to set eggs in 2018:

When To Set Eggs In 2018

According To The Farmers’ Almanac

January 1, 8, 9, 26-28
February 4, 5, 24
March 4, 5, 31
April 1, 27, 28
May 6, 7, 25, 26
June 2-4, 21, 22, 29, 30
July 1, 27, 28
August 23, 24
September 2, 20, 21, 29, 30
October 1, 17, 18, 26-28
November 23, 24
December 20-22, 29, 30

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1 comment

1 nancy { 01.31.18 at 12:28 pm }

hello, does that mean that for duck eggs I’d have to count back another 7 to 8 days then set them?

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