Candling Question

jellis

In the Brooder
10 Years
Feb 10, 2009
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Anybody have any pics of a homemade candler? Or how I can make one? And also if I do candle them is it ok to take them out of the incubator or will that screw them up? Im on day 23
 

speckledhen

Intentional Solitude
Premium Feather Member
14 Years
Feb 3, 2007
79,219
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Blue Ridge Mtns. of North Georgia
A broody hen gets off the nest at least once a day, sometimes for almost an hour, so it wont hurt to take your time when candling. Better to be careful and not drop one! I use slide projectors for my candlers. If you cant see into an egg with one of those, it cannot be done.
 

Farm Frenzy

Songster
12 Years
Dec 16, 2008
533
7
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Oak Hill, Florida
You can get a really good flash light at WalMart for about $20. Make sure it has a spot light feature which really projects into the eggs, and you can see EVERYTHING so good...I love my little flashlight.
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kelseygirl707

Dances with Chickens
10 Years
Mar 3, 2009
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Lakeport, Ca.
I just took an extra heat lamp I have, replaced the bulb with a normal 60 watt, then taped a piece of cardboard with a hole in it over the dome. it works great, and the best part is that if you point it upwards, you can have hands free viewing by just placing the egg over the hole!




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