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Horrible Silkie Shipped Egg Experience!!!

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I have had such wonderful sellers on here that I have purchased eggs from to ship.  Unfortunately on May 3rd I purchased Splash Silkie hatching eggs from Tucson to here in northern Nevada, off a Silkie breeder facebook page.  She showed photos of her Splash Silkies, photos of how she ships, and assured me when I asked that she had eggs ready to ship, 12+.  I asked her to put *Hatching Eggs* on the box, she agreed and told me she had stickers to put all over the box and my phone number.

 

2 days later I asked for the tracking number of the shipment.  "Oh, I thought I would gather the eggs next weekend to ship you fresh eggs."  Okay, I understand and thank you.   Next Monday evening, I messaged again, where is the tracking number?    "Oh I had to drive my mother all over town and couldn't make it to the post office.  Will ship fresh tomorrow, Tuesday morning."  Okay.  Tuesday evening again I asked for a tracking number.  "Oh I missed getting to the post office by 3 minutes, I'll ship tomorrow."  So I told her about good customer service, and remained calm and polite.  

 

Finally after 10 days I got the box.  No Hatching Eggs written on the box, but there was a little sticker near the bottom.  The eggs were sealed in bubble wrap and tape, in an egg carton, with a thin and small trash bag on one side and a little crinkled paper on the other.  Lots of empty space and not packaged like her pictures.  No extras, and 1 egg broken, I doubt the rest will hatch at all.  

 

Moral - beware who you buy shipped eggs from!  Especially from Tucson!  I'm not even angry, I know shipping eggs is a risk and we have no control over USPS, but this upset me to the point of crying.  Why would anyone be so careless and callous?  I hope there is a lesson to give to others in all of this.

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That is so unfortunate and disappointing. Eggs getting damaged during shipping due to poor handling is one thing; but that type of poor service and packing is something else entirely.

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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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Thats a bummer to hear. I am on lockdown with shipped eggs, when i got them, majority of air cells were detached and 3 broken. It was the posts problem, luckily the shipper gave me back my shipping charges as the package was 3 days late.

That lady sounds rude....
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