Father in laws eggs... did he make a big mistake?

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  1. TyrannosaurusChix

    TyrannosaurusChix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hatched out a few of my fils eggs this past month. when we gathered them from him, i labeled his eggs with the name of his rooster with a pencil so i could keep track of his and mine( i drew googly faces on mine just to be a dork)


    The problem is, hes got super- duper chick fever now and he brought up 15 eggs this time( almost half my bator!) and they have what looks to be a marks-a-lot marker writing on them. i doubt its a sharpie, i never see one at their house, only a marks-a-lot.


    Will this poison his eggs?
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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    No, it will not poison the eggs. Many, many , many people have used marks-a-lot successfully for a long, long time.
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    They'll be fine. Yes the shells are porous and some will seep though, but it isn't going to be a disaster or even a big mistake, just not preferred. Happy hatching!
     
  4. TyrannosaurusChix

    TyrannosaurusChix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!!
     
  5. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow. I had no idea that would be ok. I learn something everyday.
     
  6. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

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    I use Sharpie on my eggs and I've never seen it bleed to the inner part of the egg shell. I check after they've hatched.
     
  7. MissJenny

    MissJenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now you know what to get him for Christmas. [​IMG]

    Jenny
     

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