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What do you use to write on eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by fshinggrl, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I see many different methods of marking eggs. What do you use that doesn't 'seep' through the egg? Dark? Light? (Eggs)
     
  2. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    I've never really gave it much thought be I use a majic marker. When i ordered eggs I have seen some using a pencil and some using a pen. With the Marker, it doesn't seem to affect the eggs for hatching because they still hatch. I would think as long as you don't wash them, they have a coating the protects them.. I don't wash my eggs when hatching.
     
  3. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    Just a simple pencil. I keep one in the coop, write the date and a code for breed, mating, etc. on the large end.
    Works for me.

    Like today an egg from the Robert's strain spangled Orloff pen would be

    3-30
    S-2 RSO
     
  4. chickenfarmer17

    chickenfarmer17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pencil anything else can seep through in least that is what i have heard
     
  5. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    Right there with mississippifarmboy. I use pencil to mark date layed and color of hen it came from.
     
  6. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    I'll go against the curve here and say that I use markers. I've yet to ever have problems with such, I've never seen evidence of it leaking through, I use artist-grade, non-toxic, and I write very small on them. I use markers primarily because my Marans eggs are too dark for someone to see pencil markings on.
     
  7. ChickLover98

    ChickLover98 The Chicken Princess

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    Use a pencil and lightly mark the eggs. Less chance of infection and seeping.
     
  8. happydog

    happydog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been using a sharpie. Now I'm wondering how many eggs I've killed by using it! I thought it was harmless! Crap!!
     
  9. Hi! A Sharpie Permanent Marker is perfectly safe to use for marking 'eggs for hatching'.
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    Lisa
     
  10. thunderwagn

    thunderwagn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have hatched many eggs marked with Sharpie. Here's a double whammy for some...Most times even on washed eggs! [​IMG]
    Guess I just don't buy into the the whole "egg treated as a sacred object" bit.
     
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2011

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