Brower Incubator modle 11670-3 help please

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tempestinkansas, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. tempestinkansas

    tempestinkansas Out Of The Brooder

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    So yesterday I got this incubater of course it has no insts, Picked it up at an auction, I know at one time it had to work cuz there were eggs in that had mummified remains gross, I cleaned it up and pluged it in the light came on so if placed the water dish in the bottom of it like it was, I have searched the web to try and find a manual to no end. has anyone ever used one of these, what do i need to watch for with this thing. [​IMG]
     
  2. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would suggest posting a photo so people who aren't familiar with that model or style might be able to help.
     
  3. dbcooper02

    dbcooper02 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool! That's the big Brower round galvanized goose egg incubator, aka Brower 846. Works for chicken eggs too, it holds a bunch. Even though I have Sportsman cabinets I use my Brower when the geese start laying. It works great. You will want to get a new wafer for yours. You might find one at a local feed store. If not most hatcheries or places that sell poultry supplies have them. If you have to order it I'd suggest getting at least 2 so you will have a spare. I have the instructions on a file in my computer. PM me your email and I'll be happy to send you a copy along with some helpful hints.
     
  4. tempestinkansas

    tempestinkansas Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you so much I knew someone would know how to use it lol. I hope I can get it running as I run a teaching farm and garden thur The Cherokee Strip Museum in Arkansas City Kansas and I dont have alot of money and this year I am planning on giving a chick to each person that takes a chicken husbandry class and if I had to buy chicks that would get expencive. We have 25 Laying hens and 5 roosters not to mention 12 ducks, 9 gunnie hens, and 4 gossling that were just donated. It has been alot of work getting it funded and running but I am going on a year and I have learned so much from reading everyones posts
     
  5. tempestinkansas

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    well I got the instructions, plugged it in now we wait 12 hours to see if it heats up cross you fingers
     
  6. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd watch that thing really closely. My neighbor let me borrow hers, and it was all over the place on temps. It ended up killing 6 eggs about 7 days in when the temp inexplicably shot up to 106. I would watch it for several days before you start incubating.
     
  7. tempestinkansas

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    well Its dead, the heating element isnt working, I am thinking that it will be cheeper to buy a new one with a turner and fan I want a larger size one suggetions
     
  8. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wish that Brower would start making these metal incubators again as opposed to those plastic "Top Hatches." I like the auto turning on the new ones, but they could put an egg turner in a metal one. There were some of the old metal incubators that they made that actually had the turner on the outside of the incubator, it was a manual turner, but it beat the heck out of turning each egg by hand.
     
  9. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, you can buy heating elements for these incubators, and you can always just buy a little giant heating element as well. Whatever you do, don't junk this incubator, and also try changing the wafer for the wafer thermostat.
     

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