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How can i date my eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by redhen, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    just to be safe..i want to date my eggs....can i get a date stamp that is food safe?...or what can i mark the eggs with? How do you guys do it?...thanks, Wendy
     
  2. Fudgie

    Fudgie Hatching Queen - Got Fudge?

    Wendy I use a plain old #2 pencil! Works great, I put the date on the big end and if I want to incubate I draw a line through the gathered date and write the incubation date on it. It really helps when you forget what day you put the dern eggs in the bator!!! [​IMG]
     
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Thanks!..appreciate the help!..[​IMG]
     
  4. Fudgie

    Fudgie Hatching Queen - Got Fudge?

    I have heard people use sharpies but I also have heard that the ink can penetrate the shell and harm the chick,....I just figure good old lead should work fine...and you don't have the fear of your children or hubby taking off with your pencil!!! I actually have a golf pencil that is really small and easy to "Hide" near the bators! No one can look for anything around my house...if it doesn't bite hold on the way by, they cannot find it [​IMG]
     
  5. digitS'

    digitS' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:. . . not lead any more (those are the real olden days) - graphite

    Steve
     
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:LOL..i know!..i cant keep a thing around here!....either a kid takes it and dosent put it back..or my cats carry it off to play with..or my dog eats it...[​IMG]...
     
  7. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
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    I don't think people should date eggs...what would be next stones? [​IMG] sometimes I just can't control myself [​IMG]
     
  8. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:We use a crayon - we keep it in the carton so we don't have to hunt for it. We also have a tendancy to keep them in order: oldest on the top row starting from the left.
     
  9. Fudgie

    Fudgie Hatching Queen - Got Fudge?

    Stones have no personality! I would NEVER date stones! [​IMG]

    debira a crayon would work good too. I put mine in the carton that way too, so I know what is oldest etc.

    Also for incubation it is nice to know if something had a chance at some extra incubation time BEFORE they go in the bator. I watch that on the hatchings to see if it makes any diff.
     
  10. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    i have a marker on top the fridge and i just put the date on them, 6,7,8 etc since i either eat them or give them away if I have more than a dozen.
     

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