Marking Eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Hardemans, Mar 29, 2017.

  1. Hardemans

    Hardemans Out Of The Brooder

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    We often have a number of eggs in the incubator that are set at different dates. We move them to a hatcher i build on lockdown day. I use pencil to mark the eggs but would like to use a Sharpie. Will a Sharpie hurt the eggs/chicks?

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  2. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    I use pencil on my incubator eggs but under a broodie I use Sharpie just to make it easier to see quickly when I collect eggs. No harmful effects yet!
     
  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Sharpie is a very popular choice for egg marking, and I have not had nor known anyone who has had any negative effects using it
     
  4. yellowherb

    yellowherb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use sharpie all the time on incubated eggs. No worries :) It's perfectly safe.
     

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