I would still get her up n running early in case something is malfunctioning (knocks wood), and you calibrated not only the included thermo/hygros correct? you rely on others than what came with the unit? please say yes!!!
as far as this statement "my last hatch was between 50-60 % with lockdown being 60-70%, there were also a couple very high spikes when i tried to adjust the humidity up for lockdown. this hatch i want to try 35% throughout and 50-65% on lockdown" can I add that humidity should never be a set number, use it only as a tool. Have you found the Hatching 101 Article I wrote to help others? with CCL they can be hard to loose weight and you need that first week to help loose weight. 35% does not sound like a bad number, HOWEVER you really dont have a clue YET what your eggs are going to look like when you get them, they could have LARGE air cells, they could have tiny air cells. IT ALL DEPENDS on the required weight loss in the egg! You run humidity for what the majority of the eggs in the bator need! Some people will weight eggs, I actually wont suggest this for shipped eggs, only because you have no clue how much they already lost during the shipping process. Fresh eggs this is perfect for learning how to monitor weight loss. Fresh eggs is what I always suggest when learning to incubate. So decide on that humidity when you see what you have coming to you! each egg, breed, bator, room, house, week, season, area, climate, location, altitude, ITS ALL DIFFERENT! no one can tell you what you need for that egg, BUT YOU and when you see them and what they do during the first 18 days! So you have to learn how to read those eggs! and we are here to help you !
I think the turner will work, just be careful your turning is sufficient and that you dont crack the bottoms of the eggs and your not getting too close to heat source
yes i have a couple of these guys that i have been testing off of each other in my incuator and in the rooder. they are bought from differant sources and registering the same...i think i might order a few more to have two per heat controled box. (i really like these tw...good tool and only 5 bucks off ebay...)
i have everything in the ator now and its running, started a tad high, but i brought it down and now im working on humidity. do you have any pics to show what the ideal air space is? i do not have a scale but i suppose to could get one or mark the eggs with pencil to see progress.
i didnt think about the closeness to the heat souce! im glad you mentioned it! the highest looks low enough to be safe and i feel ok about height because there is a fan