How do you know which eggs are which?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by theron, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. theron

    theron Theron's Fowl Farm

    Nov 15, 2009
    Midland, MI
    How can you mark them? Can you just use a permanent marker?
  2. Xero

    Xero Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 26, 2009
    Some say pencil but I hand turn so it almost always rubs off. I've been using a permanent marker with good success.
  3. catwalk

    catwalk Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2009
    I use colored pencil. I have three different hatches going at once, so they need color coordinated. Some colors are hard to read, though, so I am considering writing the name of the pair in regular pencil, and then drawing a colored star on it. Write it on the top of the egg, so when the chick pops out, your markings are still intact.
  4. babyblue

    babyblue Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2009
    I mark every egg with a nontoxic crayon leftover from my son.
  5. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 17, 2009
    Northern CA
    I use all the eyebrow pencils I have bought and hated. Works great! [​IMG]

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