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The Best Days To Set Eggs in 2021

What is the practice of setting eggs and why is it done? We explain and share the dates for 2021!

Ever since the very first issue of the Farmers’ Almanac hit the presses back in 1818, the annual Best Days calendar has been one of the most popular features. But what is a “Best Day,” anyway?

Throughout human history, many people have believed that it’s best to conduct tasks when the Moon is in the most favorable position. The Farmers’ Almanacs Best Days calendar is based on many formulas that take the Moon’s place in the zodiac, as well as its phase, into consideration. Though the results are not guaranteed, many people swear they get better results when using the Moon as a guide.

The Best Days to Set Eggs in 2021

According to Moon lore and the Almanac’s 200-year-old formula, 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 2021:

January5, 6, 23, 24
February1-3, 20
March1, 2, 28-30
May3, 4, 22, 23, 31
June1, 18, 19, 27, 28
July24, 25
August21, 22, 29
September17, 18, 25-27
October14, 15, 23, 24
November19, 20
December16-18, 26
This information appears on page 80 of the 2021 Farmers’ Almanac
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Steve Bailey

My 2021 almanac on page 80 is from sea to rising sea

Susan Higgins

You might have someone else’s almanac, Steve Bailey. There are a few out there! Ours has the orange and green cover “Since 1818.”


Thank you so much, this really help me on my current event, and I have chickens, so this really helped me to know when too hatch out eggs <3 MwM


That is cool

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