Candler

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by poultryfan73, Dec 25, 2011.

  1. poultryfan73

    poultryfan73 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am trying to look for a GOOD candler? Anyone know where i can buy one? i dont want to make a homemade one because they never seem to work.
     
  2. dbcooper02

    dbcooper02 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are fancy expensive candlers around, but its hard to beat an old slide or film strip projector.
    Duct tape a cardboard tube to the lens and you can candle anything except an Emu egg.
    Intense light with no heat and a great view. Ask around, someone you know has one gathering
    dust in a closet or attic somewhere.
     
  3. acw123

    acw123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I purchased the Ova View candler from Cutlersupply.com last year and have been very happy with it. It was 38.95 but you may be able to find it for less on ebay or other supplier.
     
  4. adillenal

    adillenal Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Thanks for this information. We have one of those just sitting around. I never thought about using it to candle eggs. I am in business for the next batch of eggs I hatch. THANKS AGAIN.
     
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  5. poultryfan73

    poultryfan73 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Alright thank you ill be buying one of those i think [​IMG]...can they candle big eggs like goose or turkey?
     
  6. speedy2020

    speedy2020 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My suggest is buy a bright 150 lumens LED flash light. Costco sale 3 in a package for $20. It is bright enough to see through Marans eggs. You can setup for any egg size you like and can be use as emergency light.

     
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