Marking eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by theghostandmrchicken, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. theghostandmrchicken

    theghostandmrchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2011
    I have recieved my eggs today [​IMG] (and raised several eyebrows at the post office [​IMG] ) and they are in the incubator as planned.[​IMG]

    After some thought, I have decided to place a dot on each egg so when I turn them, it willl be easier to identify which ones have been turned and how far they have been turn.

    However, which one would be the best one to use...[​IMG]

    Pencil (I do not wish to inflict damage on the eggshell)

    Pen (Same as Pencil)

    Sharpie (I do not want to infect the growing chick with the "ink", but it would be the easiest writing utensil to use)

    Other (Unknown)

    I would appreciate for you to share your thoughts.
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2011
  2. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

    Jan 5, 2011
    Hickory Flat, MS
    Most use sharpies. Unwashed eggs have bloom to protect them.
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    I use sharpies. Perfectly harmless.
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    If I'm hand turning I mark the eggs in pencil, an O on one side and an X on the other. Just turn from one to the other 3 times a day.
  5. cartersmith

    cartersmith Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 13, 2011
    i have always be told to use pencil as it does least damage to shell and was also told to mark with a X on 1 side and a 0 on the other so you know they are being turned correctly [​IMG]

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