Tips on candling

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by columbiacritter, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Songster

    Jun 7, 2008
    Scappoose Oregon
    We need to candle our first load in the bator soon. any tips on making a homemade candler? Doe s asmall powerful flashlight give enough light or do I nee to rig up a 50 watt bulb in a box with a small hole in it?
  2. toto65

    toto65 Chirping

    Jun 26, 2010
    Holland, VT
    I use a small LED flashlight that I got at Tractor Supply for $4.00 and a toilet tissue roll. the light is very bright and fits perfectly in the roll with no cutting. It will even candle darker eggs and turkey eggs.

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