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Homemade Egg Candler - Cost About $5

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by myfinefeatheredfriends, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. myfinefeatheredfriends

    myfinefeatheredfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After I decided I'm not going to pay $20 or more for a candler, I fashioned one of my own. All you will need is a box (any small box will do, I used a pop tarts box because it is made of thin cardboard), a small flashlight, tape and scissors. Total cost? About $5.

    First I cut a small hole in the side of the box in which the flashlight would be placed.
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    Next I taped the flashlight to the inside of the box with the button facing upwards, the lighted side facing the hole.
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    I turned it on, just enough light streamed out through the hole and once I put an egg up to it, it lit up perfectly, even dark shelled eggs like Coturnix quail that are otherwise hard to see.
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    I just thought I'd share this with my fellow BYC folks :)
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    [​IMG] I'm going to try this next time I incubate eggs.
     
  3. Nice!
     

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