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Candler - buy or diy?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Kangasox, Mar 18, 2015.

  1. Kangasox

    Kangasox Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2015
    I am getting ready to incubate 12 Ancona duck eggs. I don't know when or if I'll ever incubate again, but want to do it right. Is buying a candler a necessity or are the diy ones sufficient?
  2. georgiagail

    georgiagail Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well, I just took a piece of cardboard, cut a hole in the center of it and "duct taped" it to a clamp light and it's worked fine for me for a number of eggs.

  3. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Chicken Obsessed

    Nov 7, 2012
    Save your money for the stuff that really matters that you can't easily make yourself.

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