Help - Is Permanent Marker on eggs bad?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by NajmoNests, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. NajmoNests

    NajmoNests Songster

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    No live peachicks YET this year. Humidity ok.. temp 99.5, Embryo die about half way or more. A few during lock down. Is my problem permanent marker? I can't see the pencil markings. What is correct to use? Please help.
     
  2. You already know I use a sharpie on all my eggs with no problems. Most all of the larger breeders do so you can look elsewhere for the problems you are having.
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    NajmoNests Songster

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    Eggs are clean, 4 different incubators and same problems. Parents feed correct feeds & free in large grassy pens. I still can't pinpoint my problem (s). :'(
    Eggs gathered daily and put in incubators immediately upon marking them.
     
  4. BirdsBeesTrees

    BirdsBeesTrees Crowing

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    Hi! As KSKingBee said he uses Sharpies and he does great! I use Crayola non-toxic markers. :) Red and Green are my favorites so I can see. ;) I'm sorry hatching is not going well for you. I heard humidity is a huge factor with peafowl eggs. I did 60% and 70% lockdown and had awesome success! Anyway I hope you find out what's going on. :)
     
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