Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chick_in_Indiana, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. Chick_in_Indiana

    Chick_in_Indiana Songster

    Dec 14, 2007
    NE Indiana
    is there any way to candel eggs w/o buying a candeler? like a flashlight? what should the egg look like about 14 days in?
  2. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

    Jul 5, 2007
    Sevier County, TN
    We candled using a roll of tp and a 60watt desk lamp tilted bulb-up. DH put the roll over the bulb and I held an egg over the center. Worked really well. Just can't leave the roll sittin' on the lamp for too long!
  3. Chick_in_Indiana

    Chick_in_Indiana Songster

    Dec 14, 2007
    NE Indiana
    thats a good idea. i tried holding my hands round the egg and flashight. it didnt work so well. what should i see?
  4. Smitty's Farm

    Smitty's Farm Songster

    Aug 24, 2007
    St Clair County, Il
    By day 7 You should see a small dark spot w/ spider like veins growing out from it.
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    I use a surefire G2 flashlight.
  6. naakte

    naakte Songster

    Apr 10, 2011
    Branson, missouri
    Quote:I made a pretty cool candler using a 5 lb coffee can with a hole cut thru the metal bottom, and put strips of aluminum on the inner side of the can to reflect more of the light . I put strips of black tape with 1/4 inch false edges all the way around the hole to make more of the the light stay in the hole when i have an egg on the hole. I used an energy efficent CGL light bulb. I covered the whole thing with a dark cloth with a hole cut into it. It does a good job, but didnt cost me anything to make as I had everything already. I would put photos ( because i took tons), but i cant figure out how to put photos up in here yet
    Donna Rogers in Branson Missouri 10 WLH, 20 assorted brown egg layers, 11 chinese crested dogs who enjoy eating eggs, 12 serama eggs, 2 silkie eggs in day 1 incubation (wish me luck)
  7. Higins00

    Higins00 Songster

    Nov 19, 2008
    I use a small mag lite
    day 3

    day 7


    It is best to do it at night in the pitch dark. It depends on how dark your eggs are. By day 14 you should see a dark mass and a air sac
  8. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Songster

    Feb 5, 2008
    I cup my hand over a small LED flashlight.

    By day 4 you will see small veins (like a spiders web)

    Day 7 will be a dark mass on one side of the egg.

    Day 14 will be completely dark with a large air cell.

    By day 21 you will see chicks.

    Great pics.
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2011

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