After a disappointing hatch where 100% of the only local eggs available turned up clear, a wonderful person offered to ship me eggs in exchange for good record keeping on a custom mix they were trying to develop and reimbursiment of the postage. And with that, I started my first foray into shipped eggs! (This will be my third incubation attempt, though the second one really didn't count!) November 6th a package of 10 Serama, 10 Blue Egger Mixes, and 5 Crested Cream Legbars arrived at the post office for me to pick up. Making sure your eggs are packed well is very important, and I was lucky enough to get someone who knew her stuff when it came to packing eggs! The eggs were individually wrapped in bubble wrap, to protect them and also to prevent excess moisture loss. Many shippers make the mistake of packing eggs in newspaper, which though cushioning can draw out too much moisture from the eggs. They were then wrapped in a plastic bag and placed inside a small cardboard box. The small box was then placed catty-corner into a larger box and surrounded by styrofoam egg cartons for extra protection. The outside of the box was marked FRAGILE: SYRUP IN GLASS - NO XRAY! Because really, what postal worker wants syrup in their car?!? None! Out of 25 eggs, not a single one was broken - even as they traveled half way across the United States. Yeah, Eggs! Tip: Don't be afraid to request this type of packing from your seller. You are the customer!