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Best Days To Set Eggs in 2017

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Best Days To Set Eggs in 2017

According to Moon lore and Almanac tradition, for best results you should set eggs (place eggs under a hen or in an incubator) during specific phases of the Moon shown on the dates below for 2017.

A chick usually takes about 21 days to hatch.

When To Set Eggs In 2017

According To The Farmers’ Almanac

January 9, 10, 18, 19
February 5, 6, 14, 15
March 6, 13, 14
April 9-11
May 7, 8, 16, 17
June 3, 4, 12-14
July 2, 9-11
August 6, 7
September 2-4, 12, 13, 29, 30
October 1, 9-11, 28
November 6, 7
December 3, 4, 30, 31

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3 comments

1 Oswald Ovahree { 01.13.17 at 1:35 am }

The chicken is not ovulating? Eggs are extinct

2 Susan Higgins { 01.08.17 at 8:37 pm }

Thank you, Lee Honeycutt! If you’re new to keeping chickens, be sure you check out some of our other stories on our site, including: http://farmersalmanac.com/home-garden/2016/03/07/raising-backyard-chickens-for-beginners/

3 Lee Honeycutt { 01.08.17 at 12:36 pm }

Thank you Farmers Almanac! I sincerely love the information you guys/gal provide. I am new to chicken keeping and am going to be trying out my new incubator next month!

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