I have 4 Saxony females laying eggs daily and would like to incubate about 12 of there eggs. I have never done this before and would like some advise on which kind of incubator to get. Still Air or Circulated Air? How often do the eggs need turned? I would like to turn them myself instead of buying a automatic turner if possible.
I was told by someone that opening the incubator to turn the eggs myself would completely throw off the temp and humidity. I assume opening would make the heat fluctuate slightly for a few minutes while I turn, but would it be enough to do damage? Being that I am new to this, I do not want to invest a lot of money into an incubator just yet.
I would appreciate any advice you can give.