Ways to candle eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Axle Quails, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. Axle Quails

    Axle Quails Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ways to candle eggs

    my candler broke so what other ways is their
     
  2. farmgirlforever18

    farmgirlforever18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i use a flashlight and it works for me [​IMG]
     
  3. EquestrianGal

    EquestrianGal Out Of The Brooder

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    flashlight works fine on my lighter colored eggs and decent on my Ameracauna eggs. my EE (green with a thicker shell) I have yet to be able to see much through.
     
  4. henney penny

    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use one those really bright small flash lights and it works great.I can`t see verins and things like that but I can see the dark spot so I know there is something in there.
     
  5. Axle Quails

    Axle Quails Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks every one i go and try that [​IMG]
     
  6. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Your cars headlight works pretty good. Just use a paper plate with a hole in it to cover the light.
     
  7. chickensinwasillaAK

    chickensinwasillaAK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Another item for the dark green or dark brown eggs, I take a 60 watt light bulb and place it inside a upside down coffee can.(keep it towards the bottom, the open side of the can) Pop a hole about 3/4 round and then take a hammer and give a little tap round the hole to indent it a bit. You now have a nice candeler that you can see through those dark shells, the indent keep the egg in the center, not rolling off and breaking. It's on a stand but be warned the can does get hot on the sides after a few minutes. THis is why I have it on a stand, so I don't have to touch the can. [​IMG]
     
  8. classicsredone

    classicsredone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got a tactical flashlight at Radio Shack that has pretty high lumens for a small LED flashlight. The beam carries 3 football fields in length! I can see quite a bit, and more if the room is dark.
     

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