got a new flashlight for candling

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by DixieChickie, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. DixieChickie

    DixieChickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Love it!! Its a Coleman Max LED with adjustable beam ultra bright. It's 110 lumens. Does a great job on my cochin eggs...I can see EVERYTHING!!!!! It illuminates the darkest of my rsl eggs really well.
     
  2. builderone

    builderone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been using a led mag light 3 d cell seems to work. I think I may build a cone for it.
    Chad
     
  3. ReikiStar

    ReikiStar Chillin' With My Peeps

    Does anyone ever wonder how the chicks feel? At some point they don't have eyelids. And if the light can penetrate an egg...it's going through their little chickie eye lids when they get them. As fun, necessary and exciting as candling is...I do feel bad for all those chicks getting bright lights shined in their little developing eyes. [​IMG]
     
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  4. jfulcher

    jfulcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. DixieChickie

    DixieChickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think of them too. But I didn't have a flashlight to use, cause hubby needed his maglight back. I was excited by the fact that I will be able to see into my LF brown eggs, to check for development (when they decide my roo is worthy).......took the wind right outta my sails. [​IMG]
     
  6. Cape Cod Egghead

    Cape Cod Egghead Out Of The Brooder

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    That bright light can't be natural for embryonic chicks, but having someone candle once in a while and toss the stinkers is probably better/healthier (for developing chicks) than having one blow up beside you.
     
  7. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    Kindness is a wonderful thing; and you all are thoughtfully kind. I do wonder if the amount of light reaching the eye of the chick is far less than we persieve. Much of the light is blocked by the shell and reflected by the inner contents before it gets to the eyes. IMO. Hope this makes you feel better about candling. GL
     
  8. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:LOL No means to offend your opinion, but that's a little silly. It may be true though.
     
  9. Saltysteele

    Saltysteele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    go to TSC, buy one of the 9-LED $2 flashlights at the register. they're short and stubby, but they work flipping AWESOME!!

    (can't take credit for this, this was suggested by a couple other members here)
     
  10. ReikiStar

    ReikiStar Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:LOL No means to offend your opinion, but that's a little silly. It may be true though.

    When your hearts on your sleeve, it's hard to hide it. [​IMG]
     

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