Marking eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by emtdiv, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. emtdiv

    emtdiv Out Of The Brooder

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    What does everyone use to mark their eggs? Are you suppose to only use pencil?
    Thanks
     
  2. Scooter&Suzie

    Scooter&Suzie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've always used pencil - I wouldn't recomend using anything else.
     
  3. karlamaria

    karlamaria Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dang, I used a sharpie , a dot on both ends of the eggs . Hope there ok
     
  4. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    pencils, sharpies, food color markers, colored pencils, I've even used crayons.. I stay away from anything that has an oil base like ball point pens or paint

    but yeah.. pencils and sharpies work fine
    (sharpies DO NOT penetrate through the shell like many people claim)
     
  5. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    I've used pencils (smears and rubs off too easily), wax pencils, ball point pens, crayons, and Sharpies. The Sharpies worked the best and did not seem to affect the hatch. For my turkey eggs I mostly use ball point pen because that's what I carry in my shirt pocket and I mark them as I gather.
     
  6. SunnyChic

    SunnyChic Keep The Sunny Side Up

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    I use a fine tip Sharpie; I've had 100% hatch rates on marked eggs. [​IMG]
     
  7. emtdiv

    emtdiv Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for all the help everyone!
     
  8. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I use sharpies too.
     
  9. DeerRunFarm

    DeerRunFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Another vote for pencils: abbreviation for the breed on one side, and date of collection on the other side.
     
  10. SierraView

    SierraView Chillin' With My Peeps

    I use whatever I can find. Pencil, ball point pen, sharpie. Eggs that I put under a broody I always use a sharpie, because everything else wears off and just real hard to see.

    I like sharpie's the best and they won't hurt the eggs.
     

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