Marking eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by imaleomom, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. imaleomom

    imaleomom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you guys mark your eggs? If so, with what? Pencil? Marker?
     
  2. Pupsnpullets

    Pupsnpullets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use a pencil. I have used sharpies before but apparently that not necessarily good for the developing embryo is you're hatching the egg. All my eggs a dated with pencil before I store them.
     
  3. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    I use pencil, have received them with sharpie, haven't seen a difference with either.
    are you just marking for an incubator? or broody?
    I have heard of pencil not working so well with a broody.... [​IMG]
     
  4. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    Pencil

    markers can be toxic I have heard and crayans can block the poors...?

    I put the number of the egg on top < I keep track of the egg on the computer or in a note book by its number, when I set it , what kind of egg it is, what it looked like eatch time I candled it ect>
    I also put a good sized X on one side and O on the other for turning purposes.
     
  5. LilDucky85

    LilDucky85 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used a pencil to mark the "X" and "O" on each side. The man who sent the eggs dated them with a pencil as well. I also numbered the eggs to keep track of whos who.
     
  6. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    Good old pencil
     
  7. imaleomom

    imaleomom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys.
    The last time I incubated I did mark with pencil, but it sort of wore off after a while. So I was just curious to see what everyone else did.
     

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