Has anyone had any success in putting eggs in incubator at different times, so they are due at different times? The instructions for my incubator say this isn't the preferable way to do it, and that they should all go in at once, but if you do put them in at different times it should be at weekly intervals. I've always put them in all at once as is advised. However, I have a hatch due out next weekend, and have sourced eggs which I will be able to put in once this hatch is done. However it is the chicken auction the week after where they sell hatching eggs. I'm going there to sell some cockerels, and I just wondered about if there were some eggs I couldn't resist would it be a really bad idea to just pop them into the incubator with the others which would have been in a week by then. One issue that has crossed my mind is that 3 days before hatch day I switch the egg turner off. I could turn the new eggs by hand, but then that wouldn't work because it would be lock down so I shouldn't open the bator at all. Also I'd have raised the humidity for the ones about to hatch- how would this affect the new eggs? It would only be for 3 or 4 days afterall. I'm thinking it's probably not a good idea, however I'm also thinking for the sake of one or two pounds for the auction eggs I'd be tempted to try. I basically mixed up my dates sourcing the eggs, I had it in my head the eggs arriving from ebay and auction were about the same time, but of course I'm a week out doh. So what does everyone think- bad idea and don't try (in which case I'd stick with the eggs I've sourced and buy another lot to come at the same time to make a full incubator) or give it a go to see what happens. Anyone else done anything similar?