Thanks to everyone for the input and the P.M.s
The post from Moby is the next on my list. So far none of my eggs have come from Louisiana yet.
My game plan is a little different from a lot of people here on the board. My hopes are to develop a small market for homes of my birds in the backyards of family’s in the area that cannot own chickens but want to join the whole local raised food market.
Developing a list of egg supplier’s is one of my goals so my customers have more resources to rely on.
The bad thing about some of my purchases is the lack of a response from the sellers. If someone told me 26 eggs came broke I would at least apology. If nothing else offer extra eggs or a discount on shipping next time.
As for the wood chips I sent a small note (One of the reasons wood shavings is not a very good ideal for shipping is that some of us already have birds and wood shavings increases the risk of bio hazards when used for shipping. It also makes it very hard to unpack the eggs from there cartons. It takes a paint brush to remove shavings before you can even get to the eggs. I also wonder about the use of cedar, the oils in the wood are not good for the birds it may be ok for eggs but I don’t know do you? The wood shavings make it harder to clean up the eggs when some break the wood sticks and dry’s on the other eggs it makes a real mess.
You really should leave feedback for the buyers when they pay.
I hope for a good hatch and hope you don’t take this wrong but I wanted you to know what at least one buyer thought. Best wishes to you and your birds.
I thought I was being nice I didn’t even get into some of my other concerns.
I have a feeling I am going to hatch an awful lot of birds before I am done