Found my Dad's old Brower Incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by WinklerFarms, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. WinklerFarms

    WinklerFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    While making more room to add more chickens in my barn, I found my Dad's old Brower incubator. I have two LGs already but I want to get this Brower back into action. It heats fine and the indicator light works but the temp won't stabilize so I have a new thermostat coming. ANYWAYS what I want to know is are there any tips anyone can give me for incubating in one of these. I would like to get it going with some eggs soon, I have a lot of people waiting for chicks and my two LGs aren't keeping up because I am hatching some new breed for myself already. THANKS!
     
  2. dbcooper02

    dbcooper02 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When you say old Brower I'm thinking the round galvanized tin one. We had a thread going about a month ago here about them. https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/626281/anyone-use-a-brower-incubator
    If that's the one you are talking about I do have a manual and parts list on file in my computer available for the asking. PM me with your email address and I'll get a copy on its way.
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  3. WinklerFarms

    WinklerFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's exactly what it is, the model tag is missing but I think it is an 846. My dad bought it new many years ago and only hatched out a few geese and chickens and has been storing it for years. I am thinking of either getting it working and using it or selling it not sure.

    Thanks for your help!
     
  4. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ooh, I just bought a Brower galvanized 846 model 100 egg incubator, and I just hatched 18 chicks out of 21 eggs, I added a fan to mine though. I wish the thermostat placement were in a different spot. I will try to find a link to my thread about my Brower 846.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/627488/model-846-brower-galvanized-metal-incubator-pictures

    This incubator was left in an Oklahoma barn, and when I got it, the mercury thermometer was busted, and the cord was covered with pieces of hard clay. If you scroll through the pictures, you can see that I did quite a bit of sanding to the outside.
     
  5. jtbowles

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    Hello, I have an Brower 846 incubator that was given to me by a neighbor. I would love to have the instruction manual emailed to me. Thank you so much. [email protected]
     
  6. elSAABador2420

    elSAABador2420 New Egg

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    please send me a private message with the file as well. looking to get my Brower running.
     

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