Dont have egg candler!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LowLife, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. LowLife

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    My hen laid some thin shelled eggs and i want to candle them to see if there any good but i dont have an egg candler, is there something else i can use like a flashlight?
     
  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Lots of people use flashlights.
     
  3. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    What are you looking to see in there?
     
  4. LowLife

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    Uhm i dont know maybe some veins i guess?Ill go buy a flashlight tomorrow, these are some very valuable eggs hope theyre ok.
     
  5. hencackle

    hencackle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
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    I use a mini-Mag flashlight which works very well as a candler.
     
  6. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Quote:You're not going to see anything unless you've had them in the incubator a few days at least.
     
  7. LowLife

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    theyve been under the hen for 9 days.Anyone know how thin shells affect the embryo development?
     
  8. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Get yourself a small mag flashlight from wal-mart or some such store...it works really well in a dark room...

    Some people will tell you they have good luck with thin shells some will tell you they don't...just try is all I can add....
     
  9. Wildsky

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    Not sure how well the embryos would develop - but if the hen has been on them for 9 days already and hasn't broken them - I don't think you need to worry about the thin shell!

    I use a spot light to candle with... I put some dark fabric over the top and a measuring cup to keep the egg high enough off the top of the light so it doens't get HOT....
     
  10. scgamecock

    scgamecock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
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    I know this is weird but I got a box top off of the Christmas fruit that we got and the air holes are just the right size for standard eggs to sit in without falling thru.I just stick a big flashlight oon the floor and sit the box top over it and instant candler.You can actually do 3 at the time.
     

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