Excellent candling flashlight

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ebonykawai, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

    Jul 5, 2007
    Sevier County, TN
    Thanks for the info!
    I'm getting ready to set myself up to candle in a week or so...
  2. LOL, I love your icon! [​IMG]
  3. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

    Nov 14, 2007
    I use the GQF cool lite tester. Cost about 10 dollars
  4. Do you know how bright that one is? I was using a mini mag flashlight at about 15 lumens and couldn't see a thing.
  5. K&H Chicken Farm

    K&H Chicken Farm Songster

    Feb 17, 2008
    Redding CA
    Its a good price too.
  6. littlebanty

    littlebanty Songster

    You can use a brooder lamp at 250 watts. Get a peice of cardboard and cut a hole in it to fit the large end of the egg into and put it up to the brooder lamp. I read that on some site yesterday and the results were REALLY good. Thats what Im hoping to do since I already have the lamp.
  7. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Songster

    Just watch the heat when using your brooder lamp - you don't want to damage your embryos.
  8. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    That's great! Yeah. I use the LED surfire since it runs a lot cooler and you don't have to take eggs out of the bator. I carry the surefire on me daily and have found it to be a very drop resistant, water resistant, hardy light. When it gets covered in muck, just give it a bath no problem. The seals on the ends keep it dry inside.

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