Marking eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dr8goons, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. dr8goons

    dr8goons Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What can you mark questionable eggs with? i use going to use a sharpie but didnt know if that was a good idea. What can i use?
     
  2. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Pencil.
     
  3. fowlafoot

    fowlafoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definatey pencil, I think the sharpie might interfere with the pores and not let any air through
     
  4. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
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    I did a science project on hatching eggs. We marked half with pencil and half with sharpie. It really doesn't make a difference unless the sharpie covers more than half the egg. If its just a question mark, it shouldn't hurt any.
     
  5. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I use a pencil. [​IMG]
     
  6. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    My problem with pencil marks is that they rub off if you've got the eggs under a broody. [​IMG]
     
  7. jminnie0922

    jminnie0922 Out Of The Brooder

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    For what it's worth. I used a sharpie on some eggs under a broody and all 5 hatched out just fine. If I were going to use the bator I would probably use a pencil though.
     
  8. Hi!
    A Sharpie Permanent Marker works great and is non-toxic.

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    Lisa
     

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