Date Confusion

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Hilacraft, Jun 20, 2016.

  1. Hilacraft

    Hilacraft Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2014
    United States
    If I put the eggs in the incubator on June 3rd, then what date would be day 18 for the chicks? June 20 or 21?

    Do you count day 1 as the day you put the egg in the incubator or do you count day 1 as 24 hours after you put the egg into the incubator?
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2016
    1 person likes this.
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    June 21st would be day 18.

    Day 1 is counted after a full 24 hours not the day you set them :D

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by