How to mark eggs for broody?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MeatKing, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. MeatKing

    MeatKing Chillin' With My Peeps

    I was told to mark eggs so I know witch ones are "the ones she's been sitting" not just random eggs... so with what do you mark them? I thought about a sharpie but then am worried that mabe ink will go through egg and hurt development somehow. Thank-you for your suggestions everyone [​IMG]
    I'm gonna put them under her today [​IMG]
  2. bakerjw

    bakerjw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2010
    Johnson City, Tn
    I used a pencil. It doesn't rub off and is pretty safe.
    Avoid markers or anything that might contaminate the egg and possibly affect the development of the chick.

    BTW. I put some range eggs under a broody and she hatched out 7 of 11 over the weekend. They're late in the year but they still hatched and are happy and lively lil fuzzy butts.
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2010

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