What can i use to mark on my eggs????????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by k2chickens, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. k2chickens

    k2chickens Songster

    Apr 22, 2009
    New Castle, Indiana
    I have a brown sharpie, black lipstick from last halloween, and i think one little pencil. Is their a big no no when it comes to marking on egg shells?? I don't want anything to bleed through or what not and hurt my hatch rate
  2. chickygirl2

    chickygirl2 Songster

    Aug 30, 2007
    upper marlboro. md
    I mark all the eggs I set with sharpies- different colors to see what is in each set date quickly. If I collect eggs for others, I use a pencil as some people are quite concerned about 'toxic 'effects of sharpies. For me, it is no big deal. JMHO [​IMG]
  3. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    I use a pencil, but I know several others that use sharpies and have great hatches too.
  4. chicken_china_mom

    chicken_china_mom Crazy for Cochins

    Apr 24, 2009
    Tab, Indiana
    I just set my first eggs ever to incubate on Sunday and I marked them with a pencil. I wanted to use a colored pencil, but the kids lost them all, so I went with a normal pencil. [​IMG]
  5. Hi! Anything that isn't blatantly toxic and is semi-permanent works well (permanent is only temporary --- 3 weeks).
    Sharpie markers work well here.
  6. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Songster

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    I use a pencil but have hatched shipped eggs that where marked with a sharpie just fine.
  7. chickpeaz

    chickpeaz Songster

    May 26, 2009
    Central PA
    I watched my friend Bert scribble on an egg with a ball-point bic today. I didn't think it would stick but it did!
  8. k2chickens

    k2chickens Songster

    Apr 22, 2009
    New Castle, Indiana
    thank's guy's! im takeing every carefull step i can to make sure my very first hatch goes well [​IMG]

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