hey. Does anybody no how to build a candler for button quail eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickalator, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. chickalator

    chickalator Songster

    Mar 5, 2008
    Senoia Georgia
    I need to candle the eggs but i cant see through them
  2. conny63malies

    conny63malies Crowing

    Mar 22, 2008
    Annetta Kentucky
    Did you try a micro maglite?
  3. chickalator

    chickalator Songster

    Mar 5, 2008
    Senoia Georgia
    how do you use it.
  4. MBLayfield

    MBLayfield Songster

    Oct 22, 2007
    Wellsville, UT
    I use a pen light to candle. You can't see much at all but you can tell if there is development. I haven't been able to see movement but have been able to distinguish between the air sac and the chick and have been able to see veins but just barely. Anything after that and its just too tiny to tell. I've been wondering about this candler and if it would work. A little out of my price range tho for a candler.....

  5. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    Quote:That candler works extremely well [​IMG]

    On the other hand, so do high intensity flashlights for the same price, and they have more than one use.
  6. Hi!
    My homemade coffee-can candler with a fluorescent bulb works but all I can see in Button eggs is whether they are developing or clear.

    Some 'structions for candlers

    Did you know the inside of a Button shell is blue?

    Last edited: Apr 3, 2008
  7. JimnJanet

    JimnJanet Songster

    Jan 29, 2008
    S.W Pa.
    A good temporary one is to take a shoe box and cut a hole in the bottom 1/4 the size of the egg you want to candle.In a dark room lay the egg over the hole and then hold the box over a 75watt light bulb. more permanent one ....build a box out of wood that is about 5"x5" square and about 10" tall with a bottom on it.Drill a hole 1/4 the size of the egg ya wanna candle and set the box over an el cheapo light fixture mounted to a board with a 75 watt bulb in it. You can have different tops for it with different size holes to accomodate various eggs.
  8. trent-mo

    trent-mo In the Brooder

    Apr 18, 2008
    I seen a cool way to tell if the egg has a chick inside, its a box you put the egg in and then it shows the heart rate!
  9. fluffypaws

    fluffypaws Hatching

    Apr 22, 2008
    Yes I recommend the Brinsea Hi density cool egg lume candler - for all dark eggs, hens, bantams, all equally well seen for button (aka King ) quails also. When alive and moving you see them move, also the beak as it is protuding through the air sac. Remember do not open you incubator more than necessary, candle as seldom as necessary.
    It is available in both 220 volt (our country) also 110 volt (USA)

    Fluffypawsl - NZ.

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