My silkies are from Garry farms. They have fantastic feedback on BYC, and were terrific to work with! I want to try Catdance next as her silkies are outstanding, she is closer to me, and she has great feedback as well! I am anxious to see how your hatch goes!
I hatched my last barnyard mix in egg cartons with good success and planned to do that with these little guys. I just liked the fact that they stayed in place rather than having the first ones that hatch kick them all over the incubator!
How can you see the position of the chicks at the end? I had one last hatch pip the wrong end of the egg - I caught it in time, flipped the egg over in the carton and it hatched out fine!
Air cells look good! I hand turn, so check them from time to time. I have one saddle cell, and a couple I think have quit, but am leaving until I am positive on day 18 (unless I start to smell something!) the rest are seem to be developing normally. I love having eggs I can see so easily into - last batch were my brown, green, and olive eggs that took a bit more light and very dark conditions to maybe see something!
Humidity is staying right between 40-45% with drops to 35% when I need to add water.