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**Home made egg candler. Post your pics**

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jay1995, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. jay1995

    jay1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had people asking about homade egg candlers, so to clear up all questions and posts. Post pics of your home made egg candler. [​IMG] Please post your pics. [​IMG] You may post pics. of you using your candler also. [​IMG] I hope this clears up all of your questions.
     
  2. Fudgie

    Fudgie Hatching Queen - Got Fudge?

    Here it is! Just a plain square box with a hole in the top and a cord attached to a lamp socket inside and a flood light(could use any light but flood light was brighter) it gets hot so you cannot leave the egg up on the hole too long. Also have to find a modification for quail eggs!

    Only thing I would do differently would be put a toggle switch on the cord so you can shut it off or turn it on with a toggle instead of crawling to unplug and plug it in


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  3. jay1995

    jay1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for the very quik reply. Awsome set up.
     
  4. marytoast

    marytoast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a popcorn tin that my husband cut a hole in the bottom. Then I just place it over a bright flashlight. I do have to be careful with the eggs on that metal edge though. It works!
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  5. jay1995

    jay1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    very nice. Thats a big flash light.
     
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  6. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm Premium Member

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  7. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    marytoast and rebelcowboy those are my style [​IMG]
     
  8. jay1995

    jay1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    people need to be able to see your different styles of candling. So share your pics with all of BYC [​IMG]
     
  9. cutiepieacres

    cutiepieacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont have a pic, but its pretty simple. I used a clamp light with a cardboard box over it that had a small hole cut in it, besides being a fire hazard if left on, it worked great. But, I finally broke down and just bought a candler.
     
  10. thecochincoop

    thecochincoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    I just use a small led flashlight and hold the egg cupped in my hand with the light on the bottom. Works fine for me.
     

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