Marking eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Bettacreek, May 10, 2009.

  1. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Crowing

    Jan 7, 2009
    Central Pennsyltucky
    I'm soon going to start collecting eggs to be shipped out. These eggs need to be marked with dates. I don't mark my eating/hatching eggs, but I'm not concerned about hatch rates on personal eggs, so I don't mind using older eggs with unknown dates. Anyways, I need to know if I can mark them with black permanent marker. Will it mess the eggs up? These are quail eggs, so a pencil certainly won't work. [​IMG]

  2. emvickrey

    emvickrey ChowDown Silkie Farm

    Mar 5, 2009
    Hornbeak, Tennessee
    Use a lead pencil. The chemicals and strong oder I am always afraid will soak into the egg and do the chick damage.
  3. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Crowing

    Feb 21, 2009
    Columbia river gorge
    I use pencil on the quail eggs I get , it works ok on most but not all. I guess you could try a fine tipped permenet marker , I think alot of people shy away from it in case its bad for the futur babies but you do what you have to do .
  4. Paganbird

    Paganbird CrescentWood Farm

    Apr 25, 2009
    Western Pa

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