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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ClareScifi, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. ClareScifi

    ClareScifi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read somewhere that when you are trying to hatch eggs you should make an x on the eggs so you can tell whether the hen is turning them. I blindly followed that advice, and now I'm worried the lead will leach through the shell and damage the chicks. Do you think this is a possibility? I can't believe I didn't think about that before now.

    Clare
     
  2. ClareScifi

    ClareScifi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What I read said to make an x with a pencil. How I wish I'd used a Sharpie or ink pen instead.

    Clare
     
  3. Cattitude

    Cattitude Chillin' With My Peeps

    Modern pencils use graphite instead of lead, so rest easy.
     
  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Is it just a regular pencil?

    There isn't lead in pencil lead. It is graphite, not really dangerous.

    Imp
     
  5. ClareScifi

    ClareScifi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, good!!!! That is a huge relief. Thank you so much.
     

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