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My broody hen left 3 eggs in the nest to care for 2 chicks that hatched.  What temperature do I set the Brinsea Mini Advance for the last 5 days of incubation?  I've never used it before!  I don't know if it's 5 days out for sure just want to make sure I put in enough time.   HELP!

The temperature should be 99.5.  The eggs do not have to be turned if you only have 5 days til hatch.  

 

If at all possible, use two thermometers to check the incubator temperature.  Both of my Brinsea Mini Advance were off by 0.5 to 1.0 degrees.  It's best if you have a small thermometer that you can set right in the incubator and view without opening it.  It will take approximately 24 hours for the temperature to stabilize.

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I put the eggs in already will they be alright for the 24 hours?

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I bought the octagon 20 advance and love it. I put in 22 eggs and successfully hatched 19. Prior to buying this incubator I was using a cheap plastic model I bought for around $100. First time I put 18 hatched 2, second time I put 20 hatched 2. Too much temperature fluctuation in the cheaper incubators. I would highly recommend the Brinsea 20
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I put the eggs in already will they be alright for the 24 hours?

No guarantees, but I'm not sure you had any other choice to keep them warm other than putting them in the incubator while it warmed up.  

 

Did you add any water to the reservoir?  Depending on the breed of chicken, people will keep humidity anywhere from 35 to 65% during the first 18 days of incubation, and then raise it to 55 to 70% during "lock down" (from 18 days to hatch).  On the Brinsea, you should be OK filling one of the two reservoirs in the middle of the incubator.  Use warm water, as cold or hot water will throw off the incubator's attempt to regulate the air temperature inside the incubator.  

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My broody hen left 3 eggs in the nest to care for 2 chicks that hatched.  What temperature do I set the Brinsea Mini Advance for the last 5 days of incubation?  I've never used it before!  I don't know if it's 5 days out for sure just want to make sure I put in enough time.   HELP!
99.5. Good luck!

Eta:sorry, didn't see your question was answered already!
Edited by RubyNala97 - 5/19/16 at 4:03am
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My broody hen left 3 eggs in the nest to care for 2 chicks that hatched.  What temperature do I set the Brinsea Mini Advance for the last 5 days of incubation?  I've never used it before!  I don't know if it's 5 days out for sure just want to make sure I put in enough time.   HELP!

99.5, and at this late stage, I would not set the turner at all, just manually turn twice a day for a few days then put in lockdown, which is making sure both sides of the water reservoir are full, no more turning, and wait for the hatch. Good luck!!! 

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Thank you all for your help!  I will let you know how it turns out. :fl

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