Anybody use a Cool Lite Candler by GQF

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by leecey411, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. leecey411

    leecey411 Songster

    May 31, 2007
    I just wondering if anyone uses this candler, GQF Cool Lite?
    Can you see the chick move with it?
    I have been suffering with a regular household flashlight, and waiting to day 14. I would like to candle earlier and see a chick move in the egg! Thanks everyone.
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2008
  2. brooster

    brooster Songster

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    The GQF one? I dont think it would work well it only has a little like 6 watt bulb. I would not spend $15 one something that is very easy to make, and a flash light does the job well too.
  3. Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies

    Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    I bought one - I Like Mine
  4. RedStickLA

    RedStickLA Songster

    Feb 27, 2007
    South Louisiana
    I have one and I like it.
  5. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    I have one and I think the flashlight works better. The little bulb in the gqf is not very bright. I have actually took a spot light that I bought at the dollar store and got a box to fit over it, cut a small hole in the top of the box and sit the egg on top. Now that is the best $10 bucks I have spent in a long time.
  6. muddler6

    muddler6 Songster

    Sep 12, 2007
    Jefferson County, PA
    I like mine too (If it is the same one you are talking about), the nice thing is I can candle them while they are still in the turner. at day 14, I candled 9 eggs in 30 seconds or so and never had to pick up an egg.
  7. mothergoose

    mothergoose Songster

    Jan 12, 2007
    Chebanse, Illinois
    I have it also and I love it. I can candle duck eggs at 3 days with it. Most chicken eggs by 5 days. The dark welsummer eggs I still have to wait 10 days to be sure. It works well on quail eggs too. The buttons are hard to candle with it, but they are pretty tiny. It is well worth it for no more than it costs.
    Christie [​IMG]

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