which is better for marking hatching eggs.

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by KristyHall, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. KristyHall

    KristyHall Overrun With Chickens

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    I have crayons and colored pencils? Which do you prefer?
     
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Sharpie for the non-porus eggs. Otherwise I just use a pencil.

    I never know where the crayons in my house have really been.
     
  3. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

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    pencil
     
  4. Whitehouse Quail

    Whitehouse Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They say... (And I don't know who says it, but still!)

    Sharpie>Crayon>SoftLead Pencil>Hard lead pencil (Like of the colored flavor)>Pen>Your tongue

    Just what I heard...
     
  5. KristyHall

    KristyHall Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:huh?
     
  6. Whitehouse Quail

    Whitehouse Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:huh?

    Sorry, like a math > (greater than) symbol? Sharpie is better than crayon, which is better than a soft lead pencil, etc etc. [​IMG]
     
  7. call ducks

    call ducks silver appleyard addict

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    a dull pencial.

    I have read ( and do beliive it after a accedntal test) that sharipe/marker is bad of a developing embryo
     
  8. KristyHall

    KristyHall Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:every egg I ever marked with a marker and sharpe has failed to hatch.
     
  9. mamawolf544

    mamawolf544 Unbreakable Heart

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    Quote:every egg I ever marked with a marker and sharpe has failed to hatch.

    I mark every egg I gather and every egg I recieve in the mail all with sharpie's.
    I have great hatches even with shipped eggs. I think it is just a preference, I can see the sharpie better. [​IMG]
     
  10. Whitehouse Quail

    Whitehouse Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:every egg I ever marked with a marker and sharpe has failed to hatch.

    Someone called sharpie and did some sort of test, sharpies apparently are safe, but normal magic markers are bad. That's what I've heard and experienced. [​IMG] I reccomend the crayon in this situation.
     

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