I am switching shelves the three times a day that I turn. I have always only turned 3 times a day..I hope this is enough for this bator? Like I said, they are going back into the turners today. I can fit my new read out better, on the front like yin.
I just had to go see if by chance there were any air sacs developing . I only saw one I could see, but it looked to have fluid in the bottom floating around?
The others look good, dark yolk that floats slowly up to the top. I always saw that as a viable egg later on. I only candled 5 eggs. Just to peek. I have two of the same Silkie eggs..breeder..set the same day, in a styro bator. Checked those to see if I could see any air sac. Nope. But also the nice look of the yolk slowly going up, not just having the yolk bounce to the top. I've had the humidity around the high 30's low 40's in that bator. I now leave my bators open a while longer than usual when I go to turn. I really believe that the oxygen thought is right. I used to keep the plugs in until lock down. Then I went to no plugs, and now I leave the bators open for a while..to rest from the heat and humidity the three times a day that I turn.
My eggs in that bator are doing great. I will candle these in the new bator on day 5. I can usually see pretty good on that day..plus, I have some pretty dark Olive Eggers in there..and candling that soon is the best time..can see if there are any veins, and sometimes I can see the little eyeball. :D Then, it starts getting dark in there real quick.