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Here ya go:

http://flashlightss.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/led-flashlight.jpg

$4 at Home Depot---but I steal my husband's fancy ones.

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I made one last night with a brooder lamp with an incadescent bulb and cardboard box.

make sure the box can be closed tight without too much light escaping, and still sealed on the bottom.

I cut a hole in the bottom just big enough to candle the egg. Stuck the brooder lamp in the box where the lamp was aimed at the hole I made.

then I closed the box top to hold in the lamp. Once I plugged it in I turned off the lights in the room, and candled eggs.. it was super bright.. I was even able to see into my BO eggs. I just set the candler box in my lap and went through one by one.

So if youre looking to make one at home, and have a brooder lamp and box.. there ya go.. Free candler

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If you have a smartphone of any type, you can download a free LED flashlight. It really works well I can candle my Coturnix Quail eggs with it!!!

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Originally Posted by LareePQG 

Here ya go:

http://flashlightss.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/led-flashlight.jpg

$4 at Home Depot---but I steal my husband's fancy ones.


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I tried to do a fancy one involving that foil tape, a brooder light, cardboard and foil.  Had a very difficult time.

Then, I used Laree's instructions (well, tried that flashlight about a week ago).  The flashlight is much, much easier to use and see with.  As an extra bonus, I can just take it out to the coop at night and candle them right there instead of hauling the eggs back to the house and struggling with my homemade one.

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Hatch Cam is not live. Next hatch will be SEBASTOPOL GEESE! Will go live apprx  May 1. http://www.ustream.tv/channel/wendywr1

 

I have 20ish chickens, including legbars, FBCM, polish, EE and OE

http://acaptivechicken.blogspot.com

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C&Rman :

If you have a smartphone of any type, you can download a free LED flashlight. It really works well I can candle my Coturnix Quail eggs with it!!!


I've done this and it is very bright, works very well.

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Originally Posted by PrincessChicken 
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Originally Posted by LareePQG 

Here ya go:

http://flashlightss.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/led-flashlight.jpg

$4 at Home Depot---but I steal my husband's fancy ones.


+1


I tried to do a fancy one involving that foil tape, a brooder light, cardboard and foil.  Had a very difficult time.

Then, I used Laree's instructions (well, tried that flashlight about a week ago).  The flashlight is much, much easier to use and see with.  As an extra bonus, I can just take it out to the coop at night and candle them right there instead of hauling the eggs back to the house and struggling with my homemade one.


Flashlights are much more convenient, yes.. but they were looking for a homemade one, the foil and foil tape is not needed. Sometimes people dont have the cash (even 4 dollars) or time or money for gas, to go buy things. There are people like me who live on a fixed income, and live 40+ miles from town, and cannot just get to Home Depot whenever theyd like.. or some fancy cell phone, or even afford or get service in the small areas in which we live and farm wink

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Originally Posted by MommaBugg 
Quote:
Originally Posted by PrincessChicken 
Quote:
Originally Posted by LareePQG 

Here ya go:

http://flashlightss.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/led-flashlight.jpg

$4 at Home Depot---but I steal my husband's fancy ones.


+1


I tried to do a fancy one involving that foil tape, a brooder light, cardboard and foil.  Had a very difficult time.

Then, I used Laree's instructions (well, tried that flashlight about a week ago).  The flashlight is much, much easier to use and see with.  As an extra bonus, I can just take it out to the coop at night and candle them right there instead of hauling the eggs back to the house and struggling with my homemade one.


Flashlights are much more convenient, yes.. but they were looking for a homemade one, the foil and foil tape is not needed. Sometimes people dont have the cash (even 4 dollars) or time or money for gas, to go buy things. There are people like me who live on a fixed income, and live 40+ miles from town, and cannot just get to Home Depot whenever theyd like.. or some fancy cell phone, or even afford or get service in the small areas in which we live and farm wink


Sorry not trying to be mean, but u sound like you are not being very nice to the others that have posted on this thread kind of like u are angry for their suggestions. Homemade can mean many different things. I think everyones suggestions sounded like they were homemade, with the exception of the smart phone thing. ( which by the way I will be trying). Either way you need a source of light which does cost money. The only thing that doesn't is not to candle. I will post my pics for u when I get home, I made a homemade candler out of a spotlight and a cone thingy I got work. It will even candle marans eggs.
Michele


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I've successfully used an oatmeal container with a flashlight. Sorry, no pictures......

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Originally Posted by mstricer 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MommaBugg 
Quote:
Originally Posted by PrincessChicken 

+1


I tried to do a fancy one involving that foil tape, a brooder light, cardboard and foil.  Had a very difficult time.

Then, I used Laree's instructions (well, tried that flashlight about a week ago).  The flashlight is much, much easier to use and see with.  As an extra bonus, I can just take it out to the coop at night and candle them right there instead of hauling the eggs back to the house and struggling with my homemade one.


Flashlights are much more convenient, yes.. but they were looking for a homemade one, the foil and foil tape is not needed. Sometimes people dont have the cash (even 4 dollars) or time or money for gas, to go buy things. There are people like me who live on a fixed income, and live 40+ miles from town, and cannot just get to Home Depot whenever theyd like.. or some fancy cell phone, or even afford or get service in the small areas in which we live and farm wink


Sorry not trying to be mean, but u sound like you are not being very nice to the others that have posted on this thread kind of like u are angry for their suggestions. Homemade can mean many different things. I think everyones suggestions sounded like they were homemade, with the exception of the smart phone thing. ( which by the way I will be trying). Either way you need a source of light which does cost money. The only thing that doesn't is not to candle. I will post my pics for u when I get home, I made a homemade candler out of a spotlight and a cone thingy I got work. It will even candle marans eggs.
Michele


I wasnt being mean at all, merely pointing out that its easier sometimes to try and use things already around your house smile I was not down playing anyones suggestions, rather that the cardboard box and light source does not have to be complicated to construct or use.

Also, in regards to all light sources costing money, you are correct. But some sources are already sitting around the house. My suggestion was for those who need a quick source and may not have time or resources to acquire some items. Sorry if you were offended.


Edited by MommaBugg - 8/7/11 at 11:26am
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