Egg candlers

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by The Little Country Farm, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. The Little Country Farm

    The Little Country Farm Out Of The Brooder

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    Could any one tell me what a good type of egg candler is for regular eggs as well as dark eggs like the Maran eggs??? I haven't bought a candler yet but am looking to buy one soon and I need one that would be good for both types of eggs. Thanks in advance! [​IMG]
     
  2. Josiah Woodfield

    Josiah Woodfield Out Of The Brooder

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    Most any egg candler will do. They sell expensive ones, but the best I've found are the small ones that are almost like a flashlight. If you are good, all that is needed is a flashlight and a dark room. However, GQF sells a cheap one that works well, I believe it is also sold by McMurrary and other mail order companies.
     
  3. The Little Country Farm

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    Thanks for the info! I will definately try the flashlight first! [​IMG]
     
  4. The Little Country Farm

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    Thank you so much! I will have to try those! [​IMG]
     
  5. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    I used just a cheap LED flashlight to start with and it worked pretty well, but I ended up getting an Ovascope last month and I absolutely love it. It's amazing how much detail I can see inside the eggs, even the thick shelled or dark colored ones.
     
  6. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I made this on and it works great. I lined the inside of the cardboard with foil.
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    Checking for cracks (shipped eggs)
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  7. The Little Country Farm

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    Quote:That is so clever! I have all the stuff to make it too! I'm going to get to working on it right away. I am so excited to get to see my babies growing! [​IMG]
     
  8. KDK1

    KDK1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:The ones from ebay are just flaslights. I bought a 10 pack of them from HD for $9.00. Identical, right down to the colors. They do work good for candlers though.
     
  9. The Little Country Farm

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    Quote:The ones from ebay are just flaslights. I bought a 10 pack of them from HD for $9.00. Identical, right down to the colors. They do work good for candlers though.

    I thought they looked like flashlights. I guess as long as they're cheap it wouldn't matter to much.
     

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