Ovoscope for turkey eggs

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by chmby, Apr 1, 2015.

  1. chmby

    chmby New Egg

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    Hi. I need an ovoscope for turkey eggs. I suppose that Brinsea OvaView High Intensity Candling Lamp will work but I am not 100% sure. Does anyone know what well known models of ovoscopes work well for turkey and quail eggs?

    I appreciate any help.
     
  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    You don't need to buy a special tool to candle eggs. All you need is a flashlight - the higher powered the better. Make an "O" with your thumb and forefinger, place the egg in the "O" and hold the flashlight up against the air cell end of the egg, in a completely dark room. I use a basement room that has no windows but you could do the same in a closet if you have no basement. I've candled chicken, turkey and duck eggs using this method and have been able to see details like how many toes they have!
     
  3. chmby

    chmby New Egg

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    Thanks for your reply but I couldn't candle quail eggs with such method (but it works great for hen eggs). I had 2 attempts to DIY egg candler for quails but failed both times. I've never incubated turkeys yet (still gathering eggs) but it seems that their eggs are darker than chicken but lighter than quails. Today I'll try to candle turkey eggs again using my bicycle front light (rather powerful) but last time I wasn't satisfied.
     
  4. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    This is how I adapted mine to use for candling.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...ll-detatched-shipped-eggs/26680#post_13465420

    As requested here are some pics of how I adapted for candling the 3000 lumen flashlight that Sally Sunshine recommended. It is a very easy task if a person can find the 1 1/4" foam pipe insulation but since all I had available to me was the 1" foam pipe insulation, I cut an extra piece to fill the exposed gap and used electrical tape to tape the foam together. By using a little compression it made the foam fit very tightly but can still be pulled off of the flashlight without untaping it. Not very fancy, but total time involved was less than 5 minutes.

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  5. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Just keep trying a stronger flashlight until you can see through them. I've never had any trouble candling my turkey eggs. But then my flashlight allows me to see well into green eggs and marans as well. The last time I incubated quail eggs was several years ago. I *think* I candled them during incubation but I wouldn't swear to it. I do remember candling them after the hatch seemed to be over, just to see if any were still viable and it was easy to see the clears vs. the ones that were dark due to a quail chick growing in them, but I don't know how much detail I was able to see beyond that.
     
  6. chmby

    chmby New Egg

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    R2elk, I doubt that this flashlight can provide 3000 lumen but I'll take your link into account.

    HEChicken, I tried to candle turkey eggs again and this attempt was successful. I'm going to order Cree XM-L2 headlight (for other purposes) - it must be enough for both quails and turkeys.
     
  7. inioluwa

    inioluwa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 8 hens and 1 tom the temperature of my country is 27 degree c and am feeding my turkeys are 8 months old am using artificial insemination,and they haven't start laying by now,am getting down with their feeding because they consume too much daily ,they are high breed turkeys and am after the eggs so that I can hatch sell the poults to feed them,what can I do for them to start laying in time
     
  8. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    There are a number of these flashlights that are given the same model number but are only 2000 lumens. The one I have is marked as 3000 lumens and is extremely bright but only achieves its maximum brightness with a fully charged battery. As the battery charge decreases with use, so does the maximum output.

    If you don't believe that the output is what the company claims it is then you should take it up with the company.
     
  9. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Yay - glad it worked for you!

    Laying is triggered by the lengthening of days more than by temperature. When the days reach the optimum length of light, they will start to lay.
     
  10. inioluwa

    inioluwa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 8 hens and 1 tom the temperature of my country is 27 degree c and am feeding my turkeys are 8 months old am using artificial insemination,and they haven't start laying by now,am getting down with their feeding because they consume too much daily ,they are high breed turkeys and am after the eggs so that I can hatch sell the poults to feed them,what can I do for them to start laying in time
     

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