Weird Incubator from Sears

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by swampducks, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. swampducks

    swampducks Overrun With Guineas

    Feb 29, 2008
    Barton City, MI
    My husband found this in his dad's barn. I have no idea how old it is. All it needed was a new wafer to get the heater working properly, plus a good cleaning. Since it doesn't have a turner I used it as a hatcher so I could keep a steady stream of eggs in the hova bator.

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    It also turned into a good emergency warmer for shipping-stressed guinea keets.
     
  2. needmorechickens!

    needmorechickens! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 2, 2008
    West TN
    wow, thats awesome! I love old stuff like that...and it works too! [​IMG]

    ~Rebecca
     
  3. greyhorsewoman

    greyhorsewoman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one just like it! Bought it off someone several years ago and forgot about it the barn till this past spring. Hubby had to replace electric cord and then I had my first experience hatching eggs. Got THREE ducks! Yeah, you have hand turn and opening/closing that bugger takes practice!

    Now, I do what you do ... use it as a hatcher instead. Mine even had both the original thermometer and humidity control in it.

    Love it!
     
  4. swampducks

    swampducks Overrun With Guineas

    Feb 29, 2008
    Barton City, MI
    Quote:Yeah, mine has those two as well. That cover sure is heavy!

    If anyone is interested it's 27 inches in diameter and 8 inches high.
     
  5. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
    Minnesota
    Looks like a Brower? I hope to be able to get one of these someday.
     
  6. CindyS

    CindyS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one like that too. Does it have the big heat element in it not just the thin one? I use mine for duck eggs and it works excellent. It has handles so it is not that tough to open and close once you get the hang of it. I tip the lid off and hold it while resting the lid edge on the table then roll the eggs with the other hand. It keeps temps steady too, and holds alot of eggs!
     
  7. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    I have one of those that I'd sell for $40.00 plus shipping. If anyone is interested PM me.
     
  8. chick_newbie

    chick_newbie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I borrowed one just like this, but whe it came time to put the eggs in the temps dopped to 70 and I ended up buying a new bator. The people I borrowed it fom said to thow it away, but itis still sitting in the other room. Hoping maybe DH will maybe fix it but he is probably afraid that I will try to hatch even more eggs!!![​IMG]
     
  9. chickenfanatic

    chickenfanatic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i love the old bator i have an old brower and one like this i use them as hatchers when need be [​IMG]
     
  10. americana-chick

    americana-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have one like that too! actually i got it for about 5 bucks! i that it was farly new at first but now that all of you are saying it isnt i might be changing my mind! but mine is also alittle bit differnt it has a 6+ inch glass window for peeking in. i have used one of our friends one that looked like that back when i didnt have an incu. and it worked like a charm! of corse turning is a big responsibility! even durring school days i would rush home every day to turn those darned eggs!
     

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