I put in an order for a Brinsea Mini Advance to arrive Jan. 2, but it has been delayed due to the weather. My dilemna is that I have jumped the gun by gathering the eggs and placing them in a plastic shoebox atop a hot water bottle resting on a nice cotton/muslim pillowcase. I then placed this container on top of one of those oil-filled electric radiators and the heat has been pretty consistent inside the box around 100 degrees to 102 degrees. One time I did hit the heater and the temp jumped to 106! Whenever I candle the eggs, the embryos are incredibly active. I do add a few caps of water to the bottom of the box for humidity. I have ordered a thermometer with a hygrometer to have for use with the Brinsea, but I haven't used anything thus far to monitor humidity. No fan and I only have the top ajar a wee bit...low oxygen. I do turn them about 5 times a day. I had no intention of keeping these 4 standard cochin eggs like this for so long. It's been 11 days today. I am planning on moving these eggs to the Brinsea tomorrow when it is due to arrive...I hope on schedule. Do you think I have created malformed chicks by keeping them like this and should I stop caring for them and just start off with fresh eggs from my cochins? I hate to give up on them when they are so active in their little shells.