candler question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by All-American-Chick, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. All-American-Chick

    All-American-Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can i use a flashlight for a candler or does it need to be something special?
    if so does anyone suggest a good place to purchase one?
    renee
     
  2. ADozenGirlz

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    Quote:Absolutely! A little LED flashlight is what I usually use. I just hold it in my hand and place the egg above the light. It works even on the darkest eggs I've ever hatched. I bought it at The Home Depot but you can find a good, high powered LED flashlight just about anywhere for under ten bucks.
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

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    I have always used a good small mag flashlight nothing else. Walmart, Lowes and hardware store. I candle down into the egg from the top. Day 7 or 10 and you can really see the embryo and veining. Darken the room where the incubator is.
     
  4. Gwyllion

    Gwyllion Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just went to Home Depot last week and bought a 105 lumen LED flash light for about $25. I am trying to hatch out some Marans which have really dark shells so I needed something powerful! It works great! When looking for the flashlight look on the package for how many lumens it has. That will tell you exactly how bright it is. I basically bought the most lumens I could get for the price I wanted to pay. Standard cheap flashlights seem to be 10 lumens or under, so for normal eggs you could probably get a 20-30 lumen flashlight and be fine. Good Luck!
     
  5. ADozenGirlz

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  6. All-American-Chick

    All-American-Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh yipee i wil go find one,
    thank you for all the replys.
    renee
     

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