We have ended up having to do a staggered incubation and hatch this time. It certainly wasn't by choice, but the eggs we bought have become available at different times. The first batch went into the incubator two days ago, and the other two batches won't be going in until late this coming week or early the next week. We plan to use the automatic turner until the first batch is ready to go on lockdown. Then we plan put the other eggs, which will be at least a week to 10 days behind the first ones, into a cardboard egg carton (bottoms cut out) with one end elevated, then alternate which end is elevated several times a day to simulate the upright egg turner. Theoretically, that would reduce the time we have to have the incubator open once the first eggs go on lock down. Once the first eggs start pipping, we'll just suspend turning until those babies hatch. Does that sound reasonable? Is there anything else you would recommend?