Candling help..

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by nicolemac, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. nicolemac

    nicolemac Out Of The Brooder

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    I have Cuckoo Maran eggs, but i'm having trouble candling them as they are brown - any tips? Should I wait till a certain day to candle or just get a really bright bulb?

    Cheers.
     
  2. wdeajr3

    wdeajr3 Out Of The Brooder

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    You might try xeon or super led bright light youtube has vids on making a candler for these eggs. Hope this helps:)
     
  3. nicolemac

    nicolemac Out Of The Brooder

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    okay, will give it a bash - cheers!
     
  4. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Good Luck with that!!
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  5. I had maran eggs and they where tuff to candle either get a candler are do like I did and buy a little MAG lite that cost about $22.00
     
  6. nicolemac

    nicolemac Out Of The Brooder

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    Being where i am, the eggs will probably have hatched before a candler get here! I will order one - and hope it arrives promptly. If not, a very bright bulb is my only choice...
     
  7. myfinefeatheredfriends

    myfinefeatheredfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just posted a forum thread in this section on a homemade candler I use for dark shelled eggs. Only cost me $5 to make using household items and I didn't have to wait for it to be shipped to me. Good luck!
     
  8. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member

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    You can also try SEVERAL flashlights! myfine where is the link to your candler? Thanks!


    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-101

    CANDLE EGGS
    DAY 1

    Always wash hands before handling eggs.
    The shell of an egg is thin and opaque when held near a bright light. The easiest type of egg to candle is the white shelled egg and some of the hardest eggs to candle are dark brown eggs, like the Maran eggs pictured below.

    You could try two or more flashlights to see into them!
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  9. hillfloweranch

    hillfloweranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    check the hardware store or walmart for bright LED flashlights...thats what I used seem to work well until the egg gets filled up with baby then only the air cell is clear.. lol
     
  10. RoyalLegend

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    oooh. i like the idea of several flashlights! i hadn't though of that. I just use the one, and see enough, but i will have to try 4! I may blind the chick LOL
     

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