best candler? what do you use??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by joe17, May 31, 2010.

  1. joe17

    joe17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2009
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  2. suzettex5

    suzettex5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmmm, those are probably both good. I just use a 60watt bulb on a cord, suspend it in a small card board box with a small hole in it, and Voila- perfect candler. I can see through my hatchery stock Marans eggs with it very well, and those are fairly dark eggs. I guess I could up the wattage for brighter light, but I worry about the heat in the box and I get paranoid I'm gonna blind my chicks with too much light.

    Let us know what you go with, maybe a review of your experience with what you choose?
     
  3. mlove

    mlove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great idea. If my flashlight does not work I'm trying your idea.[​IMG]
     
  4. Bammy

    Bammy Out Of The Brooder

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    I purchased the Brinsea for 50.00 from their website. I needed something for green eggs and dark eggs. Very pleased with it.
     
  5. sgtmck1

    sgtmck1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is what i use and it as worked for all I have done. Its a 60w bulb and cardboard.
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