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What do you use to candle

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

  1. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Crowing

    Feb 15, 2007
    Austin area, Texas
    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 11 Years

    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 Songster

    Aug 31, 2007
    i use a maglight
  4. opihiman911

    opihiman911 Songster

    Mar 19, 2007
    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.

  5. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    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

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I use a maglite and a piece of tinfoil with a small hole
  8. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member 11 Years

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    I use a Brinsea for dark eggs. I can see them smile-Karen
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2007
  9. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Songster

    May 4, 2007
    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!

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