What do you use to candle

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mom'sfolly, Dec 14, 2007.

  1. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Overrun With Chickens

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    The eggs just went in the 'bator. Its a good thing Christmas is coming, because I would be biting my fingernails for the next three weeks if it wasn't. I want to know what everyone like to use for candling.
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Slide projector turned on it's backside so the beam shines upward and either a "donut" I made from a washcloth or a circle of terrycloth with a hole cut in it for the egg to sit on. Works GREAT!
     
  3. S n M Poultry

    S n M Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i use a maglight
     
  4. opihiman911

    opihiman911 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use my brooder light that has the silver reflector around it, 100w bulb, turn a coffee can upside down over the bulb and it sits perfect. cut 3/4 egg size hole in the bottom of the can. All homemade.

    Cory
     
  5. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    I use a flashlight, preferably a maglight. [​IMG]
     
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I use a surfire 6p flashlight. I can light up the top of trees and see toes in brown eggs. :p
     
  7. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

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    Newton NJ
    I use a maglite and a piece of tinfoil with a small hole
     
  8. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I use a Brinsea for dark eggs. I can see them smile-Karen
    (candler)
     
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  9. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2007
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    I use a flashlight. I have a little LED one that is just right.
     
  10. Hi!
    I have a homemade coffee-can candler with a flourescent bulb for my main candling efforts.
    For spot checks, I use a little 'pocket-sized' 9 led Garrity flashlight (also handy for checking eggs under broody hens in the coop).

    Happy Holidays!
    Lisa
     

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