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What do you all use to mark your eggs? I've been using a soft leaded pencil, but it smears when I candle. Not that I'm entering any of my eggs in a fashion show, I just noticed (again) that it looks like I'm incubating dirty eggs!

A sharpie--I do not mark air cells but have identified eggs by date and breed


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Ultrafine sharpie to Mark air cells. Helps me adjust humidity as needed.

Nevertheless, she persisted.

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Nevertheless, she persisted.

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I suppose I should start turning my eggs. I get lazy and don't turn them for the first 2 or 3 days but it is already the 15th?! I seem to have lost a day this week.
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I suppose I should start turning my eggs. I get lazy and don't turn them for the first 2 or 3 days but it is already the 15th?! I seem to have lost a day this week.


I know! It is almost Friday.

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i also use a sharpie to mark my eggs but typically, the most I write on them is 1, 2, 3, or 4 to keep track of the staggered hatches. Occasionally, I'll also write the breed on the egg if they will be hard to tell apart from the others at hatch so I can separate them into hatching baskets.

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Cream Crested Legbars, bearded silkies, Welbars, lavender ameraucanas, Ayam Cemani

Turkeys:Bourbon red/buff, red bronze, royal palm, mottled black, and any color in between!

Muscovy Ducks

I also make hen saddles, PM me for details!

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i also use a sharpie to mark my eggs but typically, the most I write on them is 1, 2, 3, or 4 to keep track of the staggered hatches. Occasionally, I'll also write the breed on the egg if they will be hard to tell apart from the others at hatch so I can separate them into hatching baskets.

 

I used a sharpie pen. I just numbered them so I knew when they were laid. Since she just recently started laying I wanted to be able to see if her later eggs did better than the others. I can't wait to candle tomorrow! I hope I see some action goin on in there!!!

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I candled. What a neat thing to see! Husband was even around to see one's heartbeat :) So far it looks like I have at least one quitter and two not fertilized. I'm leaving them in for now since I want to be SURE there's no development. I'm REALLY skeptical on the Marans eggs, but it may just be early for them as well. My NN mixes and Ameracaunas seem to be doing GREAT. My barnyard mix are doing well for the most part too. 

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Slave to 5 dogs and 8 chickens, and 13 chicks from my NYD Hatch...plus whatever might be in my incubator at any given time...

 

Igloo Cooler Waterer

 

The Biddie Bordello - A Hoop Coop/Run Combo

 

The ArithmaChick House - A Carport Coop (In Progress)

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post #1048 of 3595

oddly enough it is my blue EE eggs that seem no show everything else is showing lots of veining

plenty of growth

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Someone had told me that Sharpie markers soaked through the shell and could cause harm to the embryo. Guess "they" were not entirely accurate. smile.png
A great bunch of laying hens - rocks, 'lorpes, orps, EEs, etc, plus our newest grow-outs: Bieles, BCM, CLs,
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A great bunch of laying hens - rocks, 'lorpes, orps, EEs, etc, plus our newest grow-outs: Bieles, BCM, CLs,
SRBs, 55s and a brooder full of darling d'Uccles! Oh yeah, there are the humans too!! Awesome adult twin boys, lovely teenaged daughter, and patient husband! Ephesians 4: 32
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I Number mine, too - especially since there are those I need to re-candle or have questions about. Also, I have the names of the hens (only 1 roo), and will be separating them prior to lockdown. I didn't do this last time and two of my OEs look so much like my BCMs that I couldn't tell them apart! (I almost sold one of them as a BCM - thankfully, I remembered their darker feet and was able to sell the correct birds!)
A great bunch of laying hens - rocks, 'lorpes, orps, EEs, etc, plus our newest grow-outs: Bieles, BCM, CLs,
SRBs, 55s and a brooder full of darling d'Uccles! Oh yeah, there are the humans too!! Awesome adult twin boys, lovely teenaged daughter, and patient husband! Ephesians 4: 32
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A great bunch of laying hens - rocks, 'lorpes, orps, EEs, etc, plus our newest grow-outs: Bieles, BCM, CLs,
SRBs, 55s and a brooder full of darling d'Uccles! Oh yeah, there are the humans too!! Awesome adult twin boys, lovely teenaged daughter, and patient husband! Ephesians 4: 32
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