homemade candlers, need how to make one

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  1. BikerBabeRules

    BikerBabeRules Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,
    I'm needing to candle some very dark eggs and my Maglite just won't do it. Does anyone have a quick, easy homemade contraption that'll candle those eggs for me? Does anything see into the darker eggs (Welsummer) at day 7 or 9 enough to see the embryo?
    Thanks much,
    Kathy [​IMG]
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    If you do a search sgrey did a how to for his homemade candler and it was nice.

    editing to add, you can't always tell with dark eggs even with a super brite light. I have a suerfire and really dark eggs are hard for even it to shine through.
     
  3. BikerBabeRules

    BikerBabeRules Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i did that and nothing, unless i'm not searching correctly, thanks Prissy.
     
  4. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

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    Speckledhen used a movie projector. That might be to exspensive unless you can find one at a garage sale.
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  6. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

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    I have RIRs and I couldn't see anything when I candled them. I think I will make one of them. I printed out the directions. That's pretty neat.
     
  7. CuddlesXL

    CuddlesXL Out Of The Brooder

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    I made one out of an old shoe box a six volt lantern and a toilet paper roll.

    Just cut a hole the size of the toilet paper roll,insert the roll and secure it with a little duct tape.Put your lantern in so it shines through the hole and put the lid on it and you have a perfect home made candler.



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  8. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    We made one out of a metal coffee can. Cut a hole in the bottom for the large end of the egg, mounted a light inside on a piece of wood that unscrews. DH made it so it could be mounted on the wall in the henhouse, near a plug. Works great, and if you use the funny curly light bulbs, they don't get too hot so you have a little more time to look. [​IMG]
     

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