Is the Cool Lite Egg Tester any good?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by floridachickhatcher, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. floridachickhatcher

    floridachickhatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just hold the eggs above my flashlight and if i see a dark mass and the air sac i keep it in the incubator but im wondering if sometimes its quiters from the 1st week i can never see any movement in the egg and im wondering if i should buy a candling flashlight
     
  2. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I made a candler out of a shop lamp with an 85 watt halogen bulb. Works great.
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    Here is an egg I candled at day 8. Click on the image.
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    Last edited: Jul 4, 2011
  3. dbcooper02

    dbcooper02 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice thing about the Cool Lite is that you don't even have to touch the eggs. Working with a sportsman tray full of eggs you can just shine the light down through each egg and see what's happening. You can candle a tray of 90 eggs pretty quick that way. Of course if you want a closer look you can pick the egg up and take a peek.
     
  4. Ceinwyn

    Ceinwyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've switched to a remington blood tracker led flashlight now.
    Can see into really dark and colored eggs using the red led lights.
    Can see into light eggs in broad daylight, no more fumbling around in the dark and the flashlight is led so no heating up the egg issue for me either.
     
  5. floridachickhatcher

    floridachickhatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well i had grabbed a tin can and had mom punch a big hole the size of a quarter on the top and i would rest the can on top of a flashlight to focus the light into the egg and if i see a dark mass on half of the egg then it looks like a good egg but sometimes they can be quiters and i thought maybe i should get something better to be able to tell if i can see movement
     

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