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marking hatching eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SLWyandotte, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. SLWyandotte

    SLWyandotte Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2011
    Chatom, Alabama
    ok i usually mark my eggs with a pencil with the date they were laid. it doesn't effect eating them, but will it effect them hatching? i know a marker might so i use a pencil. will the pencil lead hurt them?
  2. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

    No as long as you are not using a pencil from around the time when they actualy used led.[​IMG]
  3. BairleaFarm

    BairleaFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2011
    Georgetown, KY
    It wont. Pencils today are made from graphite I think.
  4. Sharpie Permanent Markers are safe and effective for marking 'eggs for hatching'.
  5. KandiandJerry

    KandiandJerry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nope, it won't hurt them......pencils are great for marking hatching eggs...[​IMG]
  6. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    I use pencils for lighter eggs but have to use sharpie for Penedesenca eggs.

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