Would a regular pencil work to mark eggs in the incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by olijo123, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. olijo123

    olijo123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everybody! This is probably a dumb question...., but can you mark eggs with a regular pencil before putting them in the incubator? I hatched eggs for the first time last year, but they were all the same breed. This year I am hatching some eggs that are a mixture of breeds, so I want to be able to know which is which. I know it might be a weird question, but I have heard so many different things about using certain things to mark them. Lol So can I use a regular pencil? Or something else? [​IMG] Thank you! [​IMG]
     
  2. Gardeningmama

    Gardeningmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Regular pencil is fine, a lot of people use permanent Sharpie Marker too, so you don't have to press as hard. I use pencil, myself.
     
  3. olijo123

    olijo123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for your help! I am hatching a mix of Silkies, Old English Game bantams, and a few other breeds. So thank you!
     
  4. Avlana

    Avlana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup, I've used pencil for years. I've also bought local hatching eggs with dates written on them with sharpie marker and they hatched just fine.
     
  5. olijo123

    olijo123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay Thanks! I wasn't real sure, I just wanted to be on the safe side! [​IMG]
     

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