candling???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by nicola86, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. nicola86

    nicola86 Out Of The Brooder

    What do you use? I know you use a tourch but do you use anything else? Also what days do you candle them?

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  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just use a strong flashlight (mine is a Maglite). I also have a homemade candler that I made, but I like the flashlight better. Some candle more than others. You can start around day 10. Brown eggs can be a little harder to see but it's possible.
     
  3. nicola86

    nicola86 Out Of The Brooder

    thanks [​IMG] i was hoping i could just use my flashlight.

    Thanks

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  4. rirbrahma

    rirbrahma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use my strongest L.E.D flashlight [​IMG]
     
  5. rmh0508

    rmh0508 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use a small LED flashlight it works great on the standard size eggs. A bit big for the Banty eggs tho
     
  6. Tylerkaz@gmail.com

    T[email protected] Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I took 2 heat lamps for a reptile aquarium and flipped one end up side down and put in a flood lamp. its bright but gets hot.
     
  7. Higins00

    Higins00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think this is day 4 for me, I use a small mag light in the dark.
     
  8. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Great candeling pic. [​IMG]
     
  9. cbohn80

    cbohn80 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for the pic, i'm on day 7 of duck eggs and can only see a dark spot in all of them(i assume its the yolk). am i doing something wrong or do they need more time. its my first batch and i'd hate to have a 0% hatch rate. i'm hoping i dont see any veins yet because the ducks shells are thicker.
     
  10. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ducks take longer to grow. My ducks at that point looked like a dark spot on the yolk, so it sounds like you are fine.
     

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