Lost my candler.....flashlights?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by yotetrapper, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. Catalina

    Catalina Songster

    Jul 19, 2007
    I stood looking at flashlights a looong time before I picked one out.
    It's really confusing.

    I have one that has 115 lumens. What does that mean? [​IMG]
    It was the highest lumen count flashlight there.
  2. grundail01

    grundail01 Songster

    Jan 11, 2009
    Dustin Acres
    I use a 9 LED flashlight, works great for me
  3. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Songster

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    I use a $3 dollar store flashlight..LOL works well on the silkie eggs. IDK about other eggs...I guess we will see once i get my duck eggs.
  4. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

    Mar 3, 2009
    Lakeport, Ca.
    What I did was: I had one of the Silver clamp heat lamp thingies hanging around, so I put a plain 60 watt bulb in, and cut a small hole in the middle of a piece of cardboard, then taped it to the dome opening, so the light only shins through the hole. If you point the lamp upwards, you can just set the egg on the hole, and have hands free viewing!


    This is sideways, but I'm just too lazy to fix it tonight, but you get the idea.

  5. yotetrapper

    yotetrapper Songster

    May 3, 2007
    North Central MS
    That last post is similar to my lost candler that I found lol. I found a small light base (was made for displaying fancy painted bulbs for christmas) but any light base that sits flat would work if its small. I put this inside of a coffee can, ran the cord out thru a hole in the top of the can, and covered the whole top and sides of the can with black electric tape. I then put a small hole in the center of the top of the can, that my egg sits on. Works wonderful but was considering the flashlight method for when I want to candle a broody's eggs...I dont have electric in my coops.

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