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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 Songster

    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

    Dec 25, 2007
    Chaparral, New Mexico
    #2 pencil
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

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

    Bock_Bock Songster

    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

    Dec 16, 2008
    Quote:no it wont come off at least mine never have [​IMG] pencil is best
  6. Bock_Bock

    Bock_Bock Songster

    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 Songster

    Dec 16, 2008
    Hudson, WI
    #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 Songster

    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.
  10. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    I use Mirado Black Warrior pencils. It unleashes the Stephen King in me. [​IMG]

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