Homemade candler

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by banter, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. banter

    banter Songster

    Mar 3, 2008
    Raymond Maine
    Someone was recently looking for instructions for making a homemade candler. I ran across this site, which also has great pics of developing eggs. http://shilala.homestead.com/candling.html
    candled my eggs this morning (day 6) and most look good-Yippee!!!!
  2. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
    north florida
    I use a mag light flashlight
  3. Nu2Chicks

    Nu2Chicks In the Brooder

    Feb 29, 2008
    Palm Springs
    A mag flashlight is a lot safer than what is shown on that site, which is full of useful information, but their candler looks to me like it would get dangerously hot.

    If you fashion a cone out of cardboard or even sheets of paper that fits over the big end of the flashlight and fits snugly over the end of the egg you will have a very good candler and if it has a led for a bulb, it will be VERY cool and you can inspect to your hearts content. [​IMG]

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