- May 12, 2015
I received 24 chicken eggs from a neighbor who collected them over a period of 1 week. But instead of keeping them at a cooler constant temperature, she put them in a padded container and kept them in the brooder pen with the other chicks she had hatched. I started the batch 8 days ago. Do I start counting hatch date from when I put them in the incubator or from when the neighbor put them in the brooder pen?