Ink On Eggs... Pen or Sharpie?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by PepsNick, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    What kind of ink should I use to label hatching eggs? Is it poisonous and can maybe get through the shell and affect the hatch? Thanks
  2. coq au vin

    coq au vin Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've used a Sharpie on hundreds of eggs.
  3. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
  4. eggsrcool

    eggsrcool Sussex Fanatic

    I always use pencil [​IMG]
  5. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    I use an Ultra fine point sharpie.
  6. lotzahenz

    lotzahenz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    I use a big fat dark sharpie, it is easy to see and have no trouble at all. It is safe.
  7. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2009
    College Station, Tx
    Quote:I second this. Pen can wash off or smear (even Sharpie), but pencil is non-toxic and won't wash off.
  8. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    I'm a Sharpie person. No problems with it.
  9. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Sharpie person here.
  10. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Used crayon my first time. [​IMG] Never doing that again.

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