Pupsnpullets

Songster
11 Years
Mar 9, 2008
1,076
16
193
SoCal desert
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.
 

klf73

Mad Scientist
11 Years
Jun 1, 2008
6,080
13
251
Maine
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....
 

gabrielle1976

Crowing
10 Years
Feb 21, 2009
5,561
68
281
Columbia river gorge
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.
 

LilDucky85

Songster
10 Years
Feb 8, 2009
900
9
151
Northern, Illinois
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.
 

imaleomom

Songster
11 Years
Aug 4, 2008
180
0
119
SC
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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