I currently use auto turners and use a cooler bator as a hatcher.
If I were to try an entire incubation in a cooler, how often would I need to turn?
Reason for question: due to my schedule I could only do it about three times a day, but there are some days I'm gone over half the day (14 hours) how would I schedule that, and would it work?
you can turn to your schedule, it is what it is, its not optimum by any standards, chance of malpositions is higher, and turning the first 14 is important. 96 x a day is optimal I have hatched many in the regular coolers and yes I had mals, but overall you have to do what fits your needs too. I love the cabinet coolbator with the turning all trays at once, I turn them about 18 x a day now. whodathunk I would run down a flight of steps so often! now if we had an elevator I would do them more!