Easy squeazy home made candler

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by columbiacritter, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Songster

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    supplies:
    1 empty paint can, plastic preferably
    1 60 watt light socket
    1 60 watt Compact florescent bulb
    power cord for light socket

    Tool needed:

    power drill with large bit
    screw driver
    wire cutter

    Drill hole in side of paint cans for light socket and power cord.
    Install the light
    Drill 1/2" hole in bottom of paint can

    Invert can turn on light and Wah Lah! Excelletn candler with enough surface your eggs won;t roll off.

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  2. Sandbellie

    Sandbellie Songster

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    That looks so cool and nicely made!

    But...one question....since I'm new at this....

    What does it do? [​IMG]
     
  3. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Songster

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    Quote:LOL! You "Candle" eggs you are trying to hatch to see if the chicks are developing. Sometimes you candle before you put them in the incubator to see if their cells are good and their air sacks intact if they were shipped. Usually you candle after 7 to 10 days in the incubator then at day 17 or 18 right before the final lock down phase of incubating.

    We have 5 more days to go before we can candle this batch and my husband is nervously hovering.
     
  4. Ema

    Ema Songster

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    great job....looks very functional indeed... [​IMG]
     
  5. ginormous chicken

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    I was looking at the Brinsea candler and they wanted like 45 bucks. This looks like a much better deal. I want to try and make one. It looks so cool, nice job![​IMG]
     
  6. Louise's Country Closet

    Louise's Country Closet Songster

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    Ohh, I like this! I'm going to have to try making one [​IMG]
     
  7. paddock36

    paddock36 Crowing

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    Did you paint the outside of the can to make it black or did it come that way? I was just wondering 'cause I love the idea and was thinking about making one too.
     
  8. OnlyinGlenloch

    OnlyinGlenloch In the Brooder

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    Wow we were just talking about how we could candle eggs this is my next project.
    Thanks
     
  9. Sandbellie

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    Quote:LOL! You "Candle" eggs you are trying to hatch to see if the chicks are developing. Sometimes you candle before you put them in the incubator to see if their cells are good and their air sacks intact if they were shipped. Usually you candle after 7 to 10 days in the incubator then at day 17 or 18 right before the final lock down phase of incubating.

    We have 5 more days to go before we can candle this batch and my husband is nervously hovering.

    Ohhhh....haha. Thanks.
     
  10. rickerra

    rickerra Chirping

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    Quote:It looks like they just ripped the paper label off. A lot of the paint cans I've seen lately are black plastic like that.

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    Great idea! I worried about my first time candling... and how I could minimize possible dropping of the egg. This is brilliant and simple!

    Cheers!
     

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