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Brinsea Mini Advance Question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Desert Rooster, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
    I just got my Brinsea Mini Advance bator yesterday [​IMG] [​IMG] , and i have a question. there is a setting that says how many minutes pass between turning the eggs, what is a good setting for that??? the options are 30 to 180 minutes.
     
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I like 45 minutes. And 15 for the angle, for chicken eggs. All my hatches have been accomplished with those settings.
     
  3. incubatingisfun

    incubatingisfun Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 15, 2009
    Alaska
    i have the same one. i would use any setting that doesnt eqeal an equal number of turns per day [​IMG] i think you will like the mini advance very much
     
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2011
  4. stampntam

    stampntam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, I am on my first hatch with this same bator, I have my setting at 45 minutes and 15 too. Waiting,\\
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  5. Chickhick

    Chickhick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I could be wrong, but isn't the rule about odd number of turns based on hand turning so the eggs don't lay on the same side overnight on every night when there would be a longer span between turnings? If they are turned just the same overnight as during the day, (as it is with an auto turner,) then it shouldn't matter if they are an even number of turns per 24 hours. But I might be wrong... I'm only basing this on logic, not education. [​IMG]
     
  6. Flashy2003

    Flashy2003 Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine turns every 60 minutes. Easy to keep track of. Turns at the same time every hour.
     
  7. bordergurl

    bordergurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a mini Advance- turning angle 15, eggs turned every hour. Temps have been very stable. My challenge has been keeping the humidity at an acceptable range, based on my egg weights (see my BYC page).
     
  8. hallerlake

    hallerlake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have just ordered one this evening. You're speaking Greek. I know about rotation, but what is this about angles?
     

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