How can I make a candler for bantam eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by aubreynoramarie, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    I'm on day three and want to candle for day seven. Any ideas on how to make a candler for bantam eggs? Also any candling advice would be apprciated. Thanks!
     
  2. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    I just use a mini mag lite in a very dark room. That size is perfect for bantam eggs.
     
  3. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    Oh that easy huh?! Sweet! Just put the flashlight up to the eggs then huh? The instructions on my bator say something about a toilet paper tube. I was confused about it
     
  4. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    Nah, toilet paper tubes are too big for most bantam eggs, they'll fall through. Just hold the light up to the air cell. [​IMG]
     
  5. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Yup, I use a flashlight. Cup my hand around the light and set the egg on top. Easy peasy

    [​IMG] for veins and a moving chick for you.
     
  6. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    Thanks guys! I actually dropped one yestarday and after getting over the shock I crake it open and there wasn't a thing going on in there, but it was only day two [​IMG] cmon veins!! Wait, what day do those show up?
     
  7. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    I can see veins pretty good by day 4, as long as they are light brown eggs, not blue or dark brown. BUT I know what to look for. I usually try not to candle until day 10 to be really sure.
     
  8. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    Cool! Sounds good!
     
  9. luvanimals2

    luvanimals2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I usually candle on Day 10 too because there is not too much guessing at that time. I had to lockdown one of my incubators and I just went ahead and candled some Bantam eggs that were on Day 5. I could clearly see the veins and the black dot that looks like a grain of rice. Also, could see that 2 were clear and NO development at all.

    Just make sure your room is DARK. Makes it easier.

    Nancy
     
  10. Ohhhdear

    Ohhhdear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could take a wire Easter Egg dye dipper (not the EE chicken; the springtime holiday! [​IMG]) and squish the opening smaller to fit a bantam sized egg. Or maybe a plastic bubble soap blower single hoop (the kind that comes in a small jar of kid's bubble blowing soap) would be small enough to hold a really small egg.
     

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