egg candler?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Ashleyy_x3, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. Ashleyy_x3

    Ashleyy_x3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    soo im cheap. well actually im not.. i just dont have a lot of money to spare... so i was wondering if anyone would sell me an egg candler for likkee 10-15 bucks or less? [​IMG] i gotta know how my silkie eggs are comin along! (and for anyone who read the Boob-bator thread before it got deleted, or is following on the blog.. gotta know how them eggs are comin along too! [​IMG])
     
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    I dont have one to sale but do you have a brooder lamp?
    I saw somewhere on here about someone useing a brooder lamp with cradbord on top witha hole cut out.. I found it gets really hot but I use a clear 40 watt bulb that cost me like 3 dollers and so far the onely eggs I cant see in are some deep olive eggs.
     
  3. erik520

    erik520 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello
    I've made a candler out of a small cardbord box befor.
    Use a strong flash light and or a top part of a old lamp and a 60 watt light bulb. line the box with tin foil,cut a hole for the light in the side. Then screw the light in to the socket and cut a small hole about the size of a dime in the top. This is a basic candler. "Be very careful not to burn your slef on the bulb it will get very hot, also do not leave box on for more than 5 mins!". Tilt the egg on the side large side down to see the embro. A dark room also helps look in side the egg. good luck!
     
  4. Bil

    Bil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I made mine out of an old Quaker Oat tube and just slip it over a lamp. Very easy to use.

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    Total cost? Nothing. I had the light fixture out in the garage. Cut the cord off of an old iron that didn't work anymore and just put the extra oats in a plastic bag.

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  5. Ashleyy_x3

    Ashleyy_x3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ooo i like your idea Bil! i think id be able to make that!
     
  6. lakeshorenc

    lakeshorenc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My DH made me this one out of a boiled peanut can. He used some kind of drill bit to make the hole.*** Just talked to him and he said it was called a hole saw that you use to make a hole in a door to put the knobs on door. He said it was dull and by pushing on it it bent the ring in so it's not sharp.


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  7. Ashleyy_x3

    Ashleyy_x3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lakeshorenc- i love your homemade candler! but i dontt think i have a hole saw laying around anywhere.. haha [​IMG]
     
  8. pefferlawchicken

    pefferlawchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i usally just use a flash ligt works great fro me
     
  9. cowman910

    cowman910 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just use a bright led flashlight ( i am sure you have a flashlight somewere in your house) and then just cup your hand around the egg
     
  10. hensdeliverthegoods

    hensdeliverthegoods Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are great ideas! I was going to buy an egg candler, but I think the prices are outrageous for what amounts to a glorified flashlight. Thanks for the tips! [​IMG]
     

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