Sharpie on Eggs for Eating?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by sean_wonder, Oct 15, 2019.

  1. sean_wonder

    sean_wonder Songster

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    We're trying to date the eggs so that we eat the old ones first, is sharpie ok to use?
     
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  2. penny1960

    penny1960 Yippy Do Da, Yipptye Ay!

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    Sure or use egg cartons whatever would not write a tome on them little marks are fine
     
  3. aliciaFarmer

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    Since eggs are porous, I wouldn't feel comfortable writing on one's I would be eating with Sharpie, personally. I keep mine in labeled cartons when I have too many to keep track of, and organize them in the fridge oldest on top.
     
  4. The Angry Hen

    The Angry Hen Crossing the Road

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    If you're labeling cartons, Sharpie would be fine. But for eggs, I wouldn't recommend it. Do you have any China markers? I use them- they're safe for the eggs' pours and write darkly with light pressure.

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  5. sean_wonder

    sean_wonder Songster

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    No, directly on the egg. I didn’t think it would be safe either but my mom saw something about Sharpie being fine to use and has decided to do it. Oh well... guess were eating sharpie eggs now??
     
  6. SueT

    SueT Crossing the Road

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    I use pencil to date the eggs. However, I had empty eggshells that I painted and used sharpie on for a decorating contest, and when I broke them apart, no color had come through at all. Look at yours on the inside--has any sharpie come through?
    To keep eggs in order, a skelter helps....this one fits in the fridge.
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  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Plenty use a sharpie for marking hatching eggs with no ill effects,
    so I'd think it would be fine for eating eggs.
    Look at the inside of shells that have been marked, peel off membranes immediately after cracking, what do you see?
    That said, I use pencil to mark egg if needed...
    ....just because I prefer pencil for most things.
     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2019
  8. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

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    Do whatever you feel comfortable doing. I've read some of the arguments.

    The ink comes through. Actually it doesn't as you can check for yourself.

    The fumes will come through as the solvent dries. Ask a physicist or engineer with a relevant background what they think about that one.

    Personally I would not worry about it at all, but if it makes you uncomfortable find another way.
     
  9. Ponte

    Ponte Chirping

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    Nontoxic crayons should be a good option.
     
  10. ButtonquailGirl14

    ButtonquailGirl14 Crossing the Road

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    Why not a pencil?
     

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