WTB: cheap egg candler?

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  1. Ashleyy_x3

    Ashleyy_x3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i know i know. i could buy a cool lite egg candler for like 25 bucks including shipping.. but im cheap! haha anyone willing to sell me an egg candler for like 10-15 bucks? or less [​IMG] haha pleeeease, im dying to know how my eggies are doing. im only on day 3 but still... i want to know by day 7 or 10.. considering they were shipped a long long ways and i wanna know if any are bad.. dont want them to blow up! yuck!
     
  2. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    Just get a good LED flashlight from the hardware store. [​IMG] Cover the end with black fabric (fleece is good) and cut a small hole in the center of the cloth to focus the light... that's what I use on all my eggs. [​IMG]
    [​IMG] Hope your eggies hatch!!!
     
  3. Ashleyy_x3

    Ashleyy_x3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thats a good idea! thanks [​IMG] haha. i hope i get at least a couple of your beautiful white silkies to hatch!
     
  4. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    I got mine for free, and it's AWESOME.

    It's an old slide projector. Speckledhen has several, and most folks who use them LOVE them, and they're better than a flashlight - WAY better.

    You can get one at Goodwill or Salvation Army on the cheap, or if you work, ask around at work - that's what I did, and two people had them laying around in their basements, collecting dust.

    All I did to make it usable as an egg candler is made a wood rack to put it in so it would be facing up toward the ceiling; then, I just put a dark washrag with a small, cut out oval over the neck of the part the light comes out of. This blocks out the light from the sides and makes a soft spot for your egg to rest on as you're candling.
     
  5. kees

    kees Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used a Mini-MagLite.

    Suzy

    [​IMG]
     
  6. KiereeAngel86

    KiereeAngel86 Out Of The Brooder

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    Mini maglight works great for candling:D I have a small one for the bantam eggs and a medium for the standard size eggs. Good luck
     
  7. what was i thinking

    what was i thinking Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a maglite with a toilet paper roll fit around the end to make a tunnel. works great. just candled marans with it.
     
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  8. barnwife

    barnwife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HOMEMADE candler, 101.

    Bright light, foil, dark room.

    I used my brooder light, wrapped aluminum foil around it to make a tube...slice an "x" where I wanted to set the eggs to candle (x allows for multiple sizes)

    and voila! cheap cheap cheep!!
     
  9. Ashleyy_x3

    Ashleyy_x3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    whats a maglite?
     
  10. what was i thinking

    what was i thinking Chillin' With My Peeps

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