mccomb chick broorder

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by stew1, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. stew1

    stew1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Just wondering if there is any one out there that know any thing about them? I found one out at my grandmas, its electric, 4' x 4', and has the spring looking heating coils. It does work and I was thinking about using it. I was wondering if it would be cheaper to run than the red brooder bulbs. Just so who ever reads this im hoping for around 100 chicks not just a small group. The 250 watt bulbs on all the time is kinda expensive, this has a thermostat and only sits about 12 inches off the ground. Thanks stew
     
  2. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    Hard to find info on them. Here's what I found in Google Books:
    Publication: The Daily Journal-Gazette iLocation: Mattoon, IllinoisIssue Date: Monday, April 14, 1947
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    Wolf Auto Supply. t-lS FOR BALE McCormlck Deerlng cream seperator. also McComb chick brooder.
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    December 1, 1944
    Belvidere Daily Republican from Belvidere, Illinois ยท Page 7
    2 truck wagons; 2 steel wheel wagons; hayrack; J-D single-row cultivator; McD. hay loader; 2-hole corn sheller; fanning mill; McComb chick brooder, 300 size;
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    I don't know what span of years they were made but seeing these ads, I would thoroughly check the electrical before using it.
    Best,
    Karen
     
  3. stew1

    stew1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok I read the name on the dusty hood wrong its makomb. I skipped the thermostat and plugged it in and it turned on. I have a much better thermo laying around I plan on using. And yeah needs all rewired, old cloth stuff. Thanks
     

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