Egg Candling Epiphany

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ScioValley, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. ScioValley

    ScioValley Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 19, 2011
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    We recently set some eggs in our new incubator[​IMG]. With a week into it we rigged up a coffee can with a compact fluorescent bulb. I tried different caps to set the egg on; cardboard, metal etc. I found that a piece of black rubber with a small hole cut out works very well. The rubber acts like a gasket sealing the light in. This may be an old trick for some of you but it was a light bulb moment for me....
  2. mandelyn

    mandelyn Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 30, 2009
    Mt Repose, OH
    My Coop
    Cool idea! And here I was sticking an LED flashlight into an empty toilet paper tube.

    Or, I wrap my hand around the end of the flash light to "seal" it against the egg.

    Yours is way more high tech!

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