The Garry Farm - How Our Eggs Are Wrapped, Packed And Shipped
Bargain from The Garry Farm and How Our eggs are wrapped, packed and delivered to the Post Office.
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I've been asked this so many times, that I thought it was time to formally describe it. Throughout this process, I'm thinking of you and what I know about you, praying over the little egg and its journey to be and praying that your hatch will be one which is a marvelous adventure that blesses you and your household.
First the egg, we carefully select them and label them with pencil and then cut a strip of bubble wrap at least 3 times wider than the egg and 12 inches long. Wrap both sides toward the center until they meet and proceed to roll to the end of the egg. I often work on our wooden floor as you can see, as it's a clean surface and gives me a chance to practice some extreme yoga!
Egg Selected to Wrap:
Begin the Wrap
Finished the wrap ready for tape/external tape labeled
Tape Securely and label the outside of the wrapping tape as shown...This is a Black Copper Marans eggs by the way. Any kind of tape which secures tightly and can be written upon easily will work.
Egg wrapped,taped & labeled
Next, we nestle the eggs in an inner box and either bubble wrap or pad around them with shredded paper or peanuts.... That inner box is taped securely. and put to the side.
Lastly and very importantly! Depending upon the size of the inner box, we customize the padding and packing between Inner and Outer Box. It can be a variety of packing peanuts, bubble wrap, custom mixes of stryo foam, shredded materials,, bubble wrap, air bubble pillows, foam and newspaper. We insert mailing confirmation and any incubation assistance materials that were requested Tape the box!
We then complete the exterior box, taping all sides securely and labelling on the sides and top. We add any special instructions on the top of the box - such as calling upon arrival,hatching eggs,etc. Unless you specify otherwise, we've been advised by our Post Office that we only mark Fragile on the eggs and we do on all sides and the top, unless the buyer wants other wording! Mailing label is not seen on this package because the buyer needs to remain confidential!
Start the car and travel to the Post office. Although our rural route will pick up the box. Our Box is larger than our large postal box. We don't want to set it on the ground to be subject to wind/weather/animals. It's worth our time and gasoline to take it directly to the Post Office. Your eggs are from our precious flocks. We want to do all we can for you to make this a wonderful hatch for you. We ship like little lives depend on it because they do! Shipping has its risks but we try all that we can to protect those eggs for their journey. Because we are not responsible for the eggs after they leave our hands due to circumstances beyond our control such as USPS handling and incubation techniques, we do not replace eggs or guarantee hatch results.
Time from Step One to Step Five: Usually 1 hour and 15 minutes for 10 eggs. I've learned the less we jostle that egg, the better. No speed wraps for me or your eggs!
Time for Step Six, right at 45 minutes unless the wait time is longer..
Hope this helps you! Try this technique out and adapt any ideas that you find useful!