Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by emit, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. emit

    emit In the Brooder

    Feb 3, 2009
    Charleston WV
    What is the best thing to use in marking eggs when you put them in the bator? I have noticed that some people use felt tip pen (sharpie) an others use regular a pencil
  2. katrinag

    katrinag Songster

    Regular old pencil.
  3. needtohatch

    needtohatch Songster

    Feb 27, 2009
    Hart Co
    I use pencil because I read that the toxin in markers could pass through the shell. I found that out after I had marked some eggs with a sharpie so I did not set them. I did not see any marker on the inside of those eggs when we ate them and I know I have since read posts of people that use sharpies and have no problems, but I would rather be safe than sorry.

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