Last week we lost our rooster, so this week, our hen decided to lay eggs (she was laying before we got her but had stopped when we brought her home) after mating with said rooster. So, my boyfriend decided to build an incubator. He has built it and the temps are staying steady and we put two eggs in, then last night, I was driving down a back country road, I saw a woman putting out fresh eggs to sell, I stopped, I needed eggs anyways, I got to talking to her and asked if they were fertile eggs, and she told me yes, I asked her what kind of chickens does she have, she took me by the hand and brought me right out to her five coops. She had the most gorgeous chickens, all well kept and really friendly, one hen jumped right up on my arm and wanted to roost there. I decided to buy the eggs, I ended up paying a $1.50 for a dozen. I got EE, BO and RIR eggs; I put two of each in the incubator when I got home. The way we timed it for hatch day, the other ones that my boyfriends sister ordered for us, should hatch the same day. Can we put our hatched ones with the ones that we get from the hatchery? Im sure I will have lots of questions as the hatch goes on.