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What can i use? ..... Marking eggs.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SoCalChick, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. SoCalChick

    SoCalChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to mark the eggs under my broody hen. I tried pencil and in 2 days i can barely see the marks. Any other ideas what i can use thats safe..... [​IMG]
     
  2. lemurchaser

    lemurchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Food coloring? I don't know, just offering ideas.
     
  3. SoCalChick

    SoCalChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats very clever!!!! Thank u.
     
  4. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
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    pencil is safest, BUT mark both ends, not the sides since the sides get rubbed off. You can heck every few days and touch up if needed (I rarely needed to touch up the ends with my broody).
     
  5. SoCalChick

    SoCalChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok [​IMG] thank you.
     
  6. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sunny side up :)
    I used a silver colored pencil on my dark maran eggs and it shows up great. You could try using other colored pencils on your other egg colors...experiment and see which color shows up the best.
     
  7. Godsgrl

    Godsgrl Ostrich wrangler

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    we use crayons. Good luck~
     
  8. evonne

    evonne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2009
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    Quote:i've used crayon when my kids run off with all my pencils... why do't they run off with all the crayons??? hhmm...

    i know they say don't use markers cause the smells...

    i like the food coloring idea.... but would that transfer to new wggs that aren't sposed to be marked if he hen comes back slightly wet from whatever.. ?? dew, snow, puddles, etc? if you try it post results please?
     
  9. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 24, 2009
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    I agree pencil is the safest. Maybe try very small stickers, or a small piece of clear tape and make on the tape with permanent marker? Trying to cover the smallest area as possible. Don't know how safe this would be though.
     
  10. SoCalChick

    SoCalChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you all! I combined several different answers and i think i have these eggs pretty well marked (safely)! Thnk you for all your imput - it really helped! [​IMG]
     

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