How to mark dates on eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Ortiz5954, Apr 26, 2016.

  1. Ortiz5954

    Ortiz5954 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2015
    I am going to put in a batch of eggs soon into the incubator that I collected, do I mark the date on them that I collected the eggs or the date I put them in the incubator? This is will be my second hatch but plan to have a hatcher this time so that I can add eggs as we get them and also be able to hatch both chickens and ducks. Thanks!!
  2. Tabasco Jack

    Tabasco Jack Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 20, 2013
    Draketown, GA
    The date you put them in the incubator.
    I write the initial weight on my eggs also.
  3. UrbanFarmOC

    UrbanFarmOC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2014
    Southern California
    I don't write the date I incubate in them, but I record it on paper. I do make a habit of writing the date, weight and hen name on each egg laid. When I incubate (only 3x so far) or give eggs to a broody hen, I number the eggs and record the number and the corresponding egg info on paper too. I do this in case I can't read the writing on shells well later. It makes identifying the hatched chick a lot easier for me.
  4. Ortiz5954

    Ortiz5954 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2015
    Good advise from both. Thank you! Egg thing will keep me and my daughter butting heads on what duck or chicken it came from also!

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