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What do you use to write on eggs?

post #1 of 46
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I see many different methods of marking eggs.  What do you use that doesn't 'seep' through the egg?  Dark?  Light?  (Eggs)

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post #2 of 46

I've never really gave it much thought be I use a majic marker.  When i ordered eggs I have seen some using a pencil and some using a pen.  With the Marker, it doesn't seem to affect the eggs for hatching because they still hatch.  I would think as long as you don't wash them, they have a coating the protects them..  I don't wash my eggs when hatching.

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post #3 of 46

Just a simple pencil. I keep one in the coop, write the date and a code for breed, mating, etc. on the large end.
Works for me.

Like today an egg from the Robert's strain spangled Orloff pen would be

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post #4 of 46

pencil anything else can seep through in least that is what i have heard

post #5 of 46

Right there with mississippifarmboy.  I use pencil to mark date layed and color of hen it came from.

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post #6 of 46

I'll go against the curve here and say that I use markers. I've yet to ever have problems with such, I've never seen evidence of it leaking through, I use artist-grade, non-toxic, and I write very small on them. I use markers primarily because my Marans eggs are too dark for someone to see pencil markings on.

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post #7 of 46

Use a pencil and lightly mark the eggs.  Less chance of infection and seeping.

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post #8 of 46

I've been using a sharpie.  Now I'm wondering how many eggs I've killed by using it!  I thought it was harmless!  Crap!!

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post #9 of 46

Hi!  A Sharpie Permanent Marker is perfectly safe to use for marking 'eggs for hatching'.
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Lisa

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Black/Blue Ameraucana, Black/Splash/Blue Frizz-'Aucana, Cuckoo-'Aucana, Black/Splash/Blue/Barred Rock, Naked Necks bantam & LF frizzled/blue/barred/green-egger, etc.  Chocolate, black, blue Muscovy ducks.

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post #10 of 46

I have hatched many eggs marked with Sharpie.  Here's a double whammy for some...Most times even on washed eggs! wink
Guess I just don't buy into the the whole "egg treated as a sacred object" bit.


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