Best marken/pen/pencil to write on icubation eggs with

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Bock_Bock, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. Bock_Bock

    Bock_Bock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 13, 2008
    Hayward, Ca
    what is the best writing utencil to write on an egg with that you are going to incubate, i was also wondering if you use sharpie on outsid eof egg does it seep threw to the chick and its veins?
     
  2. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    #2 pencil
     
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Don't use a sharpie...just use a plain old pencil.
     
  4. Bock_Bock

    Bock_Bock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 13, 2008
    Hayward, Ca
    thats what i was thinking to but i will be turning by hand and i heard that with the humidity in the bator the pencil marking smear and or run off
     
  5. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    Quote:no it wont come off at least mine never have [​IMG] pencil is best
     
  6. Bock_Bock

    Bock_Bock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 13, 2008
    Hayward, Ca
    10-4 then that is what i will use i just don tknow if i have any pencils in my house lol haha
     
  7. WiseChicks

    WiseChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    #2 pencil or colored pencils. Worst case, a crayon works, but you may have to re-mark at some point. Have a friend who uses a dot of food coloring (squeezes foodcoloring onto a q-tip and then lightly dots each egg with the q-tip.) She uses different colors to differentiate when she put them in the bator. She has a calendar hanging by the bator, and dots the day with the same color as the eggs! Colorful and non-toxic. [​IMG]
     
  8. Bock_Bock

    Bock_Bock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 13, 2008
    Hayward, Ca
    thats a good is idea all me eggs are gonna be mutts so i realy dont care but i am getting them from atleast 2 diffrent people tho thats where the diffrent colors would come in but i can just right on the egg who it is from
     
  9. Hi!
    A black Sharpie Permanent Marker is fine to mark eggs for hatching.
    It's non-toxic and has never *here* seeped thru the shell or membranes.
    I mark ALL my eggs that are potentially-for-hatching with a black Sharpie and have since I started incubating eggs.
    [​IMG]
    Lisa
     
  10. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I use Mirado Black Warrior pencils. It unleashes the Stephen King in me. [​IMG]
     

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