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hey. Does anybody no how to build a candler for button quail eggs?

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I need to candle the eggs but i cant see through them

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Did you try a micro maglite?

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We live out in the middle of nowhere with our family- the next town is 10 miles away. WE currently own a bunch of chicks and chickens, ducks, meat rabbits..

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how do you use it.

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I use a pen light to candle.  You can't see much at all but you can tell if there is development.  I haven't been able to see movement but have been able to distinguish between the air sac and the chick and have been able to see veins but just barely.  Anything after that and its just too tiny to tell.  I've been wondering about this candler and if it would work.  A little out of my price range tho for a candler.....

http://dblrsupply.pinnaclecart.com/products/Brinsea_Cool_Lume_High_Intensity-86-62.html

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Originally Posted by MBLayfield 

I use a pen light to candle.  You can't see much at all but you can tell if there is development.  I haven't been able to see movement but have been able to distinguish between the air sac and the chick and have been able to see veins but just barely.  Anything after that and its just too tiny to tell.  I've been wondering about this candler and if it would work.  A little out of my price range tho for a candler.....

http://dblrsupply.pinnaclecart.com/products/Brinsea_Cool_Lume_High_Intensity-86-62.html


That candler works extremely well smile

On the other hand, so do high intensity flashlights for the same price, and they have more than one use.

post #6 of 9

Hi!
My homemade coffee-can candler with a fluorescent bulb works but all I can see in Button eggs is whether they are developing or clear.

Some 'structions for candlers

Did you know the inside of a Button shell is blue?

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Black/Blue Ameraucana, Black/Splash/Blue Frizz-'Aucana, Cuckoo-'Aucana, Black/Splash/Blue/Barred Rock, Naked Necks bantam & LF frizzled/blue/barred/green-egger, etc.  Chocolate, black, blue Muscovy ducks.

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A good temporary one is to take a shoe box and cut a hole in the bottom 1/4 the size of the egg you want to candle.In a dark room lay the egg over the hole and then hold the box over a 75watt light bulb. more permanent one ....build a box out of wood that is about 5"x5" square and about 10" tall with a bottom on it.Drill a hole 1/4 the size of the egg ya wanna candle and set the box over an el cheapo light fixture mounted to a board with a 75 watt bulb in it. You can have different tops for it with different size holes to accomodate various eggs.

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1st and foremost. We are BLESSED with each other. 2 Rotties-Tub & Boo, Belgian Sheppard- Deacon, One (non)-cat-Mewe, 1 grey rat, 1 Bull, 1 Stripe knee & our 8 (so far) girls. And all the other creatures God sends us to feed.
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post #8 of 9

I seen a cool way to tell if the egg has a chick inside, its a box you put the egg in and then it shows the heart rate!

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2 Chickens: Silver Duckwing Bantams
4 Ducks: 1 Fawn Runner, 1 Khaki Campbell, 1 Cayuga and 1 Swedish Blue.
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post #9 of 9

Yes I recommend the Brinsea Hi density cool egg lume candler - for all dark eggs, hens, bantams,  all equally well seen for button (aka King ) quails also.  When alive and moving you see them move, also the beak as it is protuding through the air sac.   Remember do not open you incubator more than necessary, candle as seldom as necessary. 
It is available in both 220 volt (our country) also 110 volt (USA)

Fluffypawsl  - NZ.

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