I'm going to be incubating for the first time next month and researching and trying to learn as much as I can for a successful hatch! I have eggs being shipped to me from two different hatchery farms (I couldn't get all the breeds I wanted from just one farm). They are all set to ship the same week but most likely won't arrive on the same day. I'm trying to avoid having more than one brooder so that is why I chose to have them all come the same week, I'm also buying chicks that will be around the same age and the ones that I'm hatching. I'm curious what I should do if they arrive several days apart.. I really don't want to hold them because I won't be able to properly store them at the right temp. I know it's not good to have different lockdown dates. But if it's within a week's time does it matter as much? I'm not planning to hatch often so I got a Magicfly incubator since it seemed to get mostly good reviews. But will I need to get a separate hatching incubator when some of the eggs hit day 18? Is it ok to get a cheaper incubator for a hatching incubator like the still air Farmer's Innovation around lockdown day for the ones that are due first (this is the only type of incubator they sell locally around me) or will they all be ok staying in the one incubator since hatch days shouldn't be more than 5 days apart? I worry about humidity and temp levels being a factor with two different hatch days (I'll still have to quickly open to turn some eggs during lockdown of the ones due to hatch first). I can separate some of the eggs due to hatch early to one side of the incubator and the others that need a few more days to the other to avoid cross contamination if they stay in the same incubator the whole time it's just the temp and humidity difference I worry most about. I did what every newbie shouldn't do and bought some rare, more expensive breeds to hatch... and advice is appreciated!