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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:36 pm 
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hi everyone,is it ok if I mark the fertile eggs with permanent marker/texta ? I need to know which eggs are who's and I want to put something on them that wont rub off.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:44 pm 
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If going in an incubator then pencil is best.

If under a hen then you'll probably need to use a permanent marker but I'd made it a thin one and keep the writing small and to a minimum.

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Use whatever you like.

I have used "lead" pencil, coloured pencils, crayons, water soluble markers, solvent based markers it makes no difference as long as you are not colouring the whole egg. A date, a pen number a + or - so you know if it has been turned are all I put on mine






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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:57 pm 
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I use permanent markers, different colour for different breeds if they are going into a mixed setting - that way they are quickly identified. These days they are non toxic (safe for kids) so should also be 'safe for eggs'.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:42 am 
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personally I like lead pencil.

if you are candling eggs minimal making can make it easier.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:39 pm 
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thanks everyone I have used thin texta as they are under a broody

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