Brower 1680-2 questions

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  1. muckmuck

    muckmuck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was looking for something in the barn the other day and found a Brower model 1680-2 brooder in the loft. Today I plugged it in and it works! But now I have questions, What kind of light bulb should I put in it? It has a heater so I assume I don't need a heat lamp. Second: what is the curtain for? And finally one of the roof panels is insulated, does this go in the front or the back?

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  2. RonC

    RonC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never seen one like that. I would guess the heated end is the enclosed part behind the curtain. Probably just there to keep the heat in on the one end. I would turn it on for a few hours and make sure it keeps the temperature correctly before actually putting chicks in it.
     
  3. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    Brower may not make this model anymore but the company still exists. I'd suggest contacting them and requesting a manual. You never know, they might have one. I did a quick search and Sears sells a few parts for it as well as having a diagram that might be helpful. And yes, the curtain is to limit the heat to one side.
     
  4. muckmuck

    muckmuck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the reply's I'm gonna send brower an e-mail right now!
     

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