Egg Notes Marker

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Eggseronious, May 21, 2008.

  1. Eggseronious

    Eggseronious Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What does everyone use as a marker on your eggs for notes etc., list type and brand? Such as ink pen, lead, crayon, etc. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 21, 2008
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Like what you use to write on the eggs? I just write on them with a pencil.
     
  3. Eggseronious

    Eggseronious Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like to use non toxic crayon but you have big letters and numbers.
     
  4. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Pencil - but if they're under a broody - be aware the marks will rub off...
     
  5. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    I use a plain old pencil. Inks or sharpies are supposed to be able to absorb into the egg.

    I mark the date collected on one end and the Lot/Breed on the other. Always on the ends, because as said above a setting hen will rub the markings off the sides while she is on the eggs. If put in an incubator, you can mark them anywhere on the shell.

    An example from today. I have a 21 on the small end and SC-L on the big end. SC=Standard Cochin. L=Lucy. If I know which hen laid an egg I put her initial too.

    Matt
     
  6. Eggseronious

    Eggseronious Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good idea Matt, kinda like a serial number on an auto then U can tell all about it.[​IMG]
     

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