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Wrapping Packing Eggs

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  1. Dipsy Doodle Doo
    Hi!
    Here's how I wrap eggs for shipping :)

    BubbleWrap comes off the roll in 12"x12" pieces. Cut in half for 2 6"x12" pieces.

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    Fold over the ends to make a pocket and tape it.

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    Place the egg in the pocket.

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    Fold the sides (like you're wrapping a burrito).
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    Tape it closed.

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    Put a good layer of 'cushioning' / 'filler' in the bottom of the box.
    Line the box with big bubble (5/16") BubbleWrap.

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    and place the eggs inside.

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    Fold over the sides of the big bubble Bubble-wrap and tape it closed.

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    Fill in corners and gaps with more of whatever 'filler'/'cushioning' you have handy. On these boxes, 'filler' is pages from an old phone book (and Grace, those are your Frizz eggs). Crumpled newspaper, plastic grocery bags, shredded paper, air pillows, etc also work well.

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    Add more filler to cushion on top (there should be no empty space for the eggs to shift).

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    Tape it closed.
    Weigh the box and go to USPS Postal Calculator to calculate the postage.
    I ALWAYS ship eggs using Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation.
    Of the Flat Rate boxes available, the only two I consider suitable for shipping eggs are Medium Flat Rate Box / 11" x 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" for $10.70) or Large Flat Rate Box / 12" x 12" x 5-1/2" for $14.50.
    A Priority Mail #07 Box / 12" x 12" x 8" is a good choice for shipping eggs and is often less expensive to ship than the smaller Med FRB1.
    There is no way to know for certain without calculating a weight to a particular zip code.
    You can order boxes, etc at no charge by going to The Postal Store.
    I like to keep #07, Med FRB and Lrg FRB on hand "just in case".
    Print the postage / shipping label (if using PayPal, there will be a instructions to pay and print postage from there or you can use the calculate postage link above).
    Label it with 'Fragile', 'Perishable', or whatever you think is appropriate. And get them to the PO.
    Good luck!

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  1. speckledhen
    I learned to pack eggs from Lisa years and years ago and shipped hundreds of boxes before I quit doing it. This method never failed me. Never had a truly broken egg and only once, a crack in one. Air cells detach for all sorts of reasons. I have hatched eggs that appeared to have detached or misshapen air cells. Don't necessarily count them out!
  2. ErniesFlock
    This is my new standard thank you. Tell me what exactly causes air cel to loosen or detach? I hear many different things cheif amongst them being shaken to much. I have shaken an egg as hard and fast as I could and no air cel detach. Do you find that your eggs shipped in this manner have better survival air cel rate?
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  4. Amyable
    Great tutorial. I fashioned my own egg-packing routine using this, and have gotten compliments on how well the eggs fare. Thanks!
  5. Kassaundra
    Thanks, I have wondered how to pack eggs, and even asked a few times but never got an answer.

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