Marking Eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Yard full o' rocks, May 4, 2009.

  1. Yard full o' rocks

    Yard full o' rocks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it ok to "write" on the eggs shell? If so, with what? Does it matter? I have 3 different types of eggs being delivered this week to put in the 'bator and I would like to mark them so I know what they are supposed to be. THANKS:confused:
     
  2. DANNY

    DANNY Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2009
    GAINESVILLE, GEORGIA
    It dosen't hurt a thing. I use a sharpie. Some people think it does harm to the egg. That is positively not true!
     
  3. rooster0209

    rooster0209 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 7, 2008
    North Dakota
    It is ok, use a pencil to mark

    Some friends of mine told me this story about marking & turning eggs. Each time they turned the egg, they would place a mark on it, so they knew which way to turn and which ones had been turned. By hatch time the eggs were covered w/pencil marks
     
  4. SarahFair

    SarahFair Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    I used a pencil and wrote the date, what kind of chicken, and an x on one side and o on the other.
     
  5. TaLani

    TaLani ~ Gemini Chick ~

    Oct 2, 2008
    Bryson City, NC
    I use colored pencils that kids use that are non-toxic. It doesn't rub off as easy as a regular pencil. I don't think that there's any real risk of using a Sharpie though.
     
  6. DANNY

    DANNY Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2009
    GAINESVILLE, GEORGIA
    Sharpies are not toxic to the eggs and will not rub off under a broodie hen.
     
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I use a sharpie marker, and it doesn't affect them at all. If you are setting the eggs under a hen, pencil marks will rub off in just a few days [​IMG]
     
  8. CindyS

    CindyS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also use sharpies.
     

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