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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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“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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