Labeling eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by WestVermont, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. WestVermont

    WestVermont Out Of The Brooder

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    I see stamps and other markings on eggs and was wondering what you can use to label eggs... I want to breed chicks and would like to mark breed type on eggs with a safe marker, stamp or so on.
     
  2. iluvpeeps

    iluvpeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use pencils
     
  3. ChickLuvr4Ever

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    I've heard that sharpie works. plus it wouldn't rub off.
     
  4. TallChickMagnet

    TallChickMagnet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hatching book says never use anything but a lead pencil because everything else absorbs into the egg. [​IMG]
     
  5. mamawolf544

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    I have used Sharpies for years. I do believe the membrane protects the egg.
    I have never had any ill effect using one.
    I dont like pencil, it rubs off, especially if you get shipped eggs in the mail.
    I always rewrite with a Sharpie on any eggs I get that are wrote in pencil.
    And I would think if everything is absorbed in the egg, lead would be absorbed also. But that is just my opinion. [​IMG]
     
  6. TallChickMagnet

    TallChickMagnet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm just quoting the book... I don't have that much experience... [​IMG]
     
  7. SD Bird Lady

    SD Bird Lady Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think if the marker is labeled non toxic you should be fine....also, pencils are not lead they are graphite..
     
  8. Dragonsfly2

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    pretty sure pencils have been made of graphite for quite a long time now, not lead, since lead is a health issue?
    We've used pencil often, and using a softer grade pencil makes it easier to make a darker mark (usually A, B and date laid/date into bator, or maybe date due?)
    (A and B if not using a turner so you can keep track of which side is which)

    I wa sworried about marker of any kind getting thru too, but hey, never saw it bleed thru the shell layers either the few times we used it.

    Pencil does and can rub off too easily tho if handled much or humidity and touching rubs them off.

    just my 2 cents?!
    good luck.
     
  9. mamawolf544

    mamawolf544 Unbreakable Heart

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    Well y'all see I'm an old lady now.....LOL....I had no idea about the graphite.
     
  10. WestVermont

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    Thanks for the input!
     

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