Homemade egg candler for six bucks. Detailed pics inside!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Mibotsu, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    First off get a cheap light. This one is from home depot

    Light look like this

    unscrew the top and it looks like this. You can use a pair of chopsticks or whatever really to unscrew the silver disc on the invade that had sidethe notches on either

    This Is the pieces that come out

    Next step is to put the disc back in first and screw it all the way down

    Then put the light cover and leds back in
    Will look like this

    Put it all back together and the to should look like this now

    Eggs fit in nicely

    Take to a dark room and bam

    Note: I used the darkest egg I could find

    Hope this helps someone
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2011
  2. critterrun

    critterrun Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 6, 2011
    THANK YOU:clap [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    THAT WAS GREAT !!!!!! [​IMG]
  3. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

    Feb 6, 2010
    Tampa Bay
    Awesome! But I don't think the egg is good [​IMG]
  4. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    Lol no. out was one they lay yesterday. Demonstration purpose only lol
  5. joe125

    joe125 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2010
    Quote:I was going to say the same, but the candler looks good!
  6. The Critter Place

    The Critter Place Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2011
    Tucson, Az.
    That's great!
    Now I need to go get a flash light! lol...
    My 9 light led is different. the top doesn't come off like yours. I guess that's why what you said in the other post wasn't making sense to me.

    I will be giving this a try and get to the Home Depot tomorrow!
  7. chrishel

    chrishel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 28, 2011
    The Windy City
    I have an LED flash light and I use a big red plastic cup with a hole punched out at the bottom. I put the flashlight in the cup and set the eggs over the hole. It seems to work for me. My flashlight is long and skinny and has a stand, so I don't need to hold it while candling. I think it was $10 at Walmart.

    I use these cups for everything since they are cheap and we have a bunch left over from Summer parties. GBS scoop, candler, cut down to raise up the feeders and waterers to prevent birds from pooping in them...
  8. JazminesZoo

    JazminesZoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2011
    Nice ! [​IMG]
  9. chetrw

    chetrw Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 13, 2011
    North Texas
    Could you post images of good, bad, developing, etc. eggs for newbies like me to reference?
  10. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    Already photo of that. Lemme se if I can find

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