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Egg Shipments

  1. SunnyChic
    Egg Shipments
    The following is a pictorial record of the fertilized eggs I have ordered for incubation.
    When I have fertilized eggs being mailed to me, I leave a note in the mailbox for my mail carrier (they're really nice at my post office - thank goodness!):
    Egg Package Coming…
    Please Call & I will come pick them up at post office.
    Thanks again!

    Judy (phone #)
    (address)

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    Hi!
    I have ordered some fertilized eggs via Priority Mail, and t
    he package should arrive in the next several days.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to call me when they arrive (I know how busy you must always be!).
    I really appreciate your kindness; have a nice day!
    Judy

    (address)
    (phone #)

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    Welsummer Eggs from vick2x2 (Michigan)

    Received 4/01/09
    Nothing compares to the wonderful feeling you get when opening your very first shipment of fertilized eggs; it's better than Christmas morning! All eggs arrived safe & sound!
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    Silver Penciled Plymouth Rock Eggs from ugly ducky (Missouri)
    Received 4/02/09
    Great packing job & great eggs...I even received extras!
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    Silkie Eggs from Pumpkinpup (Georgia)
    Received 4/13/09
    Please note: Although some eggs arrived broken, the eggs were individually bubble wrapped & packaged with great care; sometimes, despite our best efforts, eggs still are broken in shipments! Pumpkinpup is a wonderful seller!
    The post office called at 8:14am this morning to let me know some of my egg shipments arrived. Upon opening this package, I realized these eggs must have endured a rough journey. In all, 8 of 24 Silkie eggs were broken. Of the 16 that remained intact, 5 had egg white ooze (from the broken eggs) that dried up on their shells after I unwrapped them. Although some were broken, you could tell that the eggs had been packaged well; I think sometimes shipped eggs must end up at the bottom of a very large stack of heavy packages (maybe a brick shipment!) while in transit.

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    A small dent on the lower left corner of the box matched up to the inside corner where the worst of the broken eggs were found.
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    Here are the pretty 16 Silkie eggs that arrived safely:
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    I wasn't sure what to do with the eggs that had dried broken egg ooze on them (I was concerned about bacteria growth), so I asked Pumpkinpup, the nice BYCer who shipped them (she was very upset that some eggs had broken, but I assured her I had plenty). She suggested wiping them with a warm, wet cloth. I also found some info online. I washed them, marked them as "washed", and I'll keep a close eye (and nose!) on them as they incubate. If they show any signs of contamination, I'll toss them immediately.
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    Delaware Eggs from shortcake1806 (Virginia)
    Received 4/13/09
    My second shipment of eggs arrived intact. Also packaged with great care, Shortcake1806 even sent three extras! These delaware eggs are a nice size.
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    Rhode Island Red Eggs from sunshinesilkies (Florida)
    Received 4/15/09
    Beautiful packing job along with beautiful eggs!
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    Delaware Blue Hen Eggs from Bec (Delaware)
    Received 4/17/09
    Along with perfectly packaged eggs, I received some beautiful art work from Bec's 5 year old daughter! It now hangs in my incubator room for good luck:
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    Welsummer Eggs from LilEmilysChknPen (Florida)
    Received 4/18/09
    I purchased these beautiful Welsummer eggs at our BYC Central Florida Swap Meet in Bushnell, Florida.
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    Rhode Island Red Eggs from Pine Grove (Georgia)
    Received 4/20/09
    Beautiful packing job; all eggs arrived safe & sound! I ordered 12 eggs, and William sent 11 (yes, 11!) extras!
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