Is It Okay To Marker On Hatching Eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Crazy for Chickens!, Jun 12, 2017.

  1. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, so i am thinking about hatching out some bantam eggs, and i was wondering if i marker on the egg if it would absorb through and hurt the developing chick. I know eggs are very absorbent. Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks!
     
  2. ChickenGrass

    ChickenGrass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi there,
    I always have put marker on the eggs,
    So I know which breed is which when I'm hatching them.
    It doesn't harm the chicks.
    Goodluck,
    Fionn.
     
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  3. Banana55

    Banana55 Just Hatched

    No it shouldn't I've marked my eggs before and they turned out fine just don't write firmly gently as possible
     
  4. Banana55

    Banana55 Just Hatched

    Yes it should be fine I've marked my eggs loads of times just write very gently
     
  5. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay! Thanks guys!
     
  6. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    I asked my daughter to mark the eggs that we set.
    They hatched fine.

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  7. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww! Those eggs are cute! Thanks for the info!
     
  8. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    I have marked eggs before to keep track of which eggs are developing and which eggs I can collect to eat.
     
  9. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Frozen Premium Member Project Manager

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    More tests on the topic:
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  10. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie Chicken Obsessed

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    We use a China marker which is kind of a grease pencil. The kind you peel the paper back when the tip wears. I was told sharpies permanent markers have a slight possibility of being toxic way way back in 4-H.
     

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