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ok i usually mark my eggs with a pencil with the date they were laid. it doesn't effect eating them, but will it effect them hatching? i know a marker might so i use a pencil. will the pencil lead hurt them?

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when in doubt.... poke it with a stick and see if it moves....... if it does beat it with the stick it till it stops!!!
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post #2 of 6

No as long as you are not using a pencil from around the time when they actualy used led.smile

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post #3 of 6

It wont.  Pencils today are made from graphite I think.

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Hi I,m David      NPIP#  KY-226

Chickens?  Ive got a couple or 50 plus 30 chicks plus peeps hatching a couple times a month.  really its hard to keep track if you want to know the truth.
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post #4 of 6

Sharpie Permanent Markers are safe and effective for marking 'eggs for hatching'.
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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 #5 of 6

Nope, it won't hurt them......pencils are great for marking hatching eggs...smile

post #6 of 6

I use pencils for lighter eggs but have to use sharpie for Penedesenca eggs.

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