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Model 846 Brower galvanized metal incubator. **Pictures**

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by quintinp, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, this fan is mounted with bolts, so I left a gap between the insulation board and the fan. About 1/2 inch.

    The turner is a Little Giant Egg turner. It is from my local feed store. I spent about $50 for it. They can be found on Ebay, sometimes Craigslist. They are sold where the Little Giant incubators are sold.
     
  2. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I sure wish that you lived closer to me. I would pick them up in a heartbeat. I don't have the money to pick up from Colorado. They are pretty good incubators. I added a computer fan to mine though. I got about 97 to 101 temperature fluctuations. When I first saw this, I was not happy, but in the end, I ended up with 18 chicks out of 20 eggs, so I was pretty happy. I don't use it much anymore, mainly as I don't have a spare wafer for it, and that it only holds 1 egg turner.
     
  3. bsawyer58

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    I just bought one of these from Craigslist. It has two spare wafers and the original Instructions and parts list inside. Everything appears to be working so I would like to try it soon.

    I've not done this before so any help is appreciated. I have 6 hens and get 4-5 eggs daily. Should I add the eggs to the incubator as I get them or should I collect them and add them all at one? Also, I work outside the home so turning 3 times per day could be a challenge. I could do 6 am, 6 pm and 10 pm, would this be sufficient or should I wait till I can get an electric turner?

    Thanks for your help,

    Bob
    West Tennessee
     
  4. dbcooper02

    dbcooper02 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bob, Save up the eggs for about 7 days and set them all at once. That way they will all hatch together and be a lot easier. Your proposed turning schedule will work just fine.
     
  5. JimnTer

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    I remember my parents using one of those when I was a kid. They mostly used it for goose eggs, but I think they did chicken eggs in it a time or two as well. I wouldn't be surprised if they still have it tucked away in the attic somewhere. Back then we were only turning the eggs twice and had good results.
     
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    Did the egg turner require modification to fit in the 846? What are the ideal temperature ranges for "still air" and "circulating air" incubators? Thanks for all you help. When I was a kid I made an incubator out of a styrofoam Pearl Beer ice chest and a nite-lite. My dad got a couple Browers after he saw how interested I was in the whole bird-thang.
     
  7. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What did y'all do with the 2 incubators?

    With the fan, the air temperature using a sensitive digital thermometer with a probe, was fluctuating from 97 to 101. I hatched 18 chicks from 20 eggs. I had 10% humidity the first 18 days, and the last three days of incubation, I just put the eggs in my cooler hatcher with 70% humidity.
     
  8. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How much did you pay?

    GREAT buy!

    You would want to follow the advice of Dbcooper. Collect the eggs up to 10, (I never gather eggs past 7 days), making sure that you turn the eggs at least once a day until you have an abundance of eggs gathered.

    I turn my eggs 2 times a day.

    Once in the morning at 7 and in the evening, at 7 or 9.

    Most people say that you shouldn't, but if you turn the eggs every 12 hours, you wont have a problem. People say that you should turn the eggs an odd amount of times a day, so the same side of the egg doesn't sit on it's side every night.
     
  9. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, yes the egg turner had to be cut down. The corner of the turner had to be cut down about 2 inches.
     
  10. Kitty86

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    I have one of these.. and mine seems to get to hot.. i don't know nothing about it and don't know how to adjust the temp can somebody help me.. i am having to use this one because my new Styrofoam one went out :( less then 1 month
     

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