Candlers

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sableboi, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. sableboi

    sableboi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there a "Best" when it comes to purchasing a candler?
     
  2. turningchicken

    turningchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am definately no pro, but I saw no need in purchasing a candler. I have only incubated 4 cluthes, but my handy strong flashlight, a dark room and cupping the egg in my hand worked very well. I even helped my 9th grade grandson do a science project and took pictures of the chicks in different stages of development. But, I AM NO PRO!!
    By the way

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  3. Serama Mama 4

    Serama Mama 4 Out Of The Brooder

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    we just use a flashlight also
     
  4. gitlost80

    gitlost80 Trigger Pullet

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    I got a 110 lumen coleman flashlight from walmart for around 20 bucks. I have medium brown eggs and can see through them pretty well with my light. My regular mag-light( has 72 lumens) just wasnt cutting it. I absolutely love my new flashlight!
     
  5. sableboi

    sableboi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dang it - I was just at Wally World...will pick one up next time - Thanks!
     
  6. rebel yell

    rebel yell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    little led flash light from TSC works great, the one with 1 bulb, $5
     
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  7. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    I have two. One is an LED flashlight that was $2.99 at TSC, and the other is an old Kodak slide projector. It has a really bright bulb and works quite well. But the replacement bulbs are expensive, so when it goes it will be just the cheap TSC flash.
     
  8. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    I use a 5 and 7 lite LED flashlite, they work great, the only thing i add i a folded peice of dk duct tape so the egg fits the light (got these free)
     
  9. mrsfarmchick1

    mrsfarmchick1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I picked up a $20 spotlight (Stanley IM series spotlight) at Lowe's today to candle my BCM brown eggs....it is day 8 today and I was going to wait till day 10, but I couldn't stand it, so I candled just one and IT WAS ALIVE! [​IMG]
    This is my first incubation attempt (with multiple temperature problems with a LG incubator)
    I am certifiably addicted now!
     
  10. MissJenny

    MissJenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That is so exciting -- clearly you are thrilled beyond words!!! Hooray! Those eggs you have are very hard to see.

    For my fairly pale bantam cochin eggs I use a clip on lamp with a hundred watt bulb covered with a piece of cardboard with a hole in it the size of a nickel. Mine are due to hatch Monday -- I'm a wreck. [​IMG]

    Jenny
     

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