So this year I have a new circulated air bator. It is day 5 and I just shined the flashlight on them, didn't even pick them up and found at least 5 of the 10 have development.
I only turned my eggs once a day last year so I'm turning them 3 times a day. Morning, mid afternoon and before bed. I just purchased an egg turner but don't want it to mess up the temp by raising the eggs closer to the heater so I can't use it since they have already been in 5 days.
Anyway these are duck eggs. I couldn't get clean duck eggs out of my ducks so I gave up and dusted off as much as I could (which was practically nothing) and put them in. They look dirty. The bacteria from my hands is supposed to be awful, yet I shouldn't wash dirty eggs so It seems if your birds won't lay clean eggs, you won't succeed.
And after I set those eggs they gave spotless, super clean eggs for 4 days straight. Im saving them hoping the laying goose will go broody and I will shove them under her so I can have twice the chances for live hatchlings.