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Candling eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LegginMF12, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. LegginMF12

    LegginMF12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am working on my first set of eggs in the incubator. Do I need a special light to candle with? These are Buff Orpington eggs and are light to medium brown. I have been using a LED flashlight and think that last night I saw veins. (WHHHHOOOO HOOOOOOO!). I looked on ebay and this is one of the items I found.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/EGGS-CANDLE...577?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e62b25281
    I can tell you for a fact that these are from Home Depot. I know this because we bought 2 packs of 6 of them just a few month ago. This is what I have been using to candle with for now. Is it good enough? Do I need something different?
     
  2. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    i just use an LED flashlight. no sense in spending money when a flashlight wooks fine. unless u have super dark eggs i can see buying one. i have blue orphington eggs that are brown and a flashlight works for them
     
  3. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2011
    North Carolina
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  4. LegginMF12

    LegginMF12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys! I am going to go sit in the dark closet now with an egg and my flashlight. (Have I ever mentioned I am a afraid if the dark)? [​IMG]
     
  5. Hannah Jesenko

    Hannah Jesenko Out Of The Brooder

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    to get the best results just use a L.E.D light
     

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