Marking eggs?

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

  1. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    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

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    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 Overrun With Chickens

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    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

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