Safest thing to write on eggs with?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Mom2Munchkins, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. Mom2Munchkins

    Mom2Munchkins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Besides pencil....? [​IMG] Thanks!!! [​IMG]
     
  2. DouglasPeeps

    DouglasPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2008
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    Quote:I was going to say pencils. [​IMG] sorry!
     
  3. Bammony

    Bammony Red-dress-less

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    I used crayon once and put them under my broody duck hen. The crayon was gone by the next day. I try to only use pencil now but have used markers too, permanent and washable.
     
  4. Mom2Munchkins

    Mom2Munchkins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was going to use permanant marker... It can't seep through the egg or anythign like that can it??
     
  5. Bammony

    Bammony Red-dress-less

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    Quote:I've never seen any traces of the marker on the inside of the egg. I use the thinnest pointed marker possible.
     
  6. Country Guy John

    Country Guy John Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say pencil or crayon.
     
  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I've used perminant marker and pens, however, because egg shells are porous, they do seep into the pores and there is always that slight risk of being bad.
     
  8. Big Chicken Little

    Big Chicken Little Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have had good luck with a china marker or a black colored pencil
     
  9. peepinglaura

    peepinglaura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use edible markers. You can get them at cake supply stores. They're food coloring, but write and look like permanent marker. And, If you have kids, they're fun to use afterwards on all sorts of stuff! [​IMG]
     
  10. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
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    Quote:I agree with the edible markers. I have used them before and had a 100% hatch.
     

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