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Best candler for maran eggs?

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This whole flashlight deal isn't working. What's the best candler for dark maran eggs?
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http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/121931/best-candler-for-dark-eggs

Here is a link that should help
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How many lumens is your flashlight? I have a MagLight thats 220 lumens (I believe), I picked it up at Wally World. Its super bright, has a high beam and low beam, and I could (just barely) make out what was inside the last batch of Marans eggs I incubated. If yours are really dark, I'm not sure a candler or brighter flashlight will do you much good. Thats just the way it seems to go with chocolate eggs. I do more sniffing (for off, funky smells) than candling when I incubate them.

Good luck!
Nikki
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Nikki
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I have incubated Marans eggs before and had great success with my DH EagleTac 600 lumen flashlight. Obviously wasn't as easy as a light brown egg, but I was able to see good enough! Good luck everyone:-)

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Thank you, I just had a 3 dollar flashlight led. But I'll buy a stronger one to see if that makes a difference. I figured since I see a shadow in them they are doing something. smile.png
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I bought an egg candling light from Amazon called "MagicFly Egg Candler" that works great! It is a "cool" led light, that comes with rubber cups of different sizes for different eggs, that plugs into any outlet.  If I remember correctly, it cost around $20.  

 

Once you get to day 18, a friend of mine told me of a way to tell movement.  Get a clear glass, fill it 3/4 full of warm water, and place each egg air cell up (if not, the egg will flip over anyways), and let it sit for about 30 seconds.  Once the water and egg become still again, if there is a developing chick inside, the egg will "wiggle"!  It's cool to see, and adds humidity to the incubator from the remaining water on the egg shell.  Then, it's LOCKDOWN!  :D

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Happily married, father to 3 kids,  1 black lab, 1 black lab/collie, 5 cats (3 are kittens), one guinea pig, 1 painted turtle.  Coop: 12 hens of various standard breeds and 1 BCM Rooster.  Also have 6 turkeys (1 blue slate tom, 1 royal palm tom, 1 bronze hen, 1 black spanish hen and her two juveniles. Currently waiting on Cackle "Hatchery Surprise", raising 4 khaki campbell ducklings. 
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