OK, first let me preface this by saying: #1 - I was not crazy about this idea in the first place. Not sure about risk of disease spread, but figured it was less risky than with grown birds. #2 - this kid is a good kid with horrible, worthless, verbally abusive parents and stands a reasonable chance of turning into a less than productive member of sociwty based on his raising, but he is a trying to be a good kid and with positive influence from me and another neighbor maybe he wont turn into a complete loser. SO I feel like that I can reasonably justify helping him out and encouraging a positive hobby. OK enough blabber On my way to work last night my best friend and neighbor called and said that Cody had called her and said that he had a hen that has been sitting on some eggs for he thinks "about a week" and she died. And he wanted to know if he could put his eggs in my incubator. So I said yes. So know my dilemma is when to put them in lockdown. I candled them and I would say that they are fairly similar to my 14 day eggs that I have going right now. Definitely not a whole week off. I dont think??? So should I just put them in lockdown with my eggs or a day or two early?? Ive done a staggered hatch so theyll have to go into lockdown in the same bator as mine because I have some that are less than one week in the one bator now and the other is my hatcher. What do ya'll think. I wish I could hatch them in a whole separate bator to limit exposure if there is a risk of anything. I'm going to talk to him today and find out a little more info, maybe a more definite date and maybe why hen died?? So what to do?