About shipping eggs all wrapped in bubble-wrap

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chicabee19, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Songster

    Aug 8, 2008
    I've read about how eggs need oxygen all through incubation and hatching.

    What about shipping them wrapped thickly in plastic airless bubble-wrap?

    Does that not cause problems, or is the need for oxygen later when the chick is forming?
  2. needmorechickens!

    needmorechickens! Songster

    Jul 2, 2008
    West TN
    Right, they haven't started developing yet, so it doesn't hurt for them to be wrapped up for a short time. [​IMG]
  3. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    I've received them all wrapped in bubble wrap, they hatched just fine. [​IMG]
  4. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    That is correct!! Know worries untile they have started developing!! [​IMG]
  5. Cason

    Cason Songster

    I've received wrapped in bubble wrap and that crazy unrippable tape wrapped around as if the danged thing was going to ESCAPE.. I'd be surprised if more are not damaged trying to UNwrap them than in shipment!
    But today I received a large box of two varieties of quail eggs. This guy had put some of those peanuts in the bottom and simply wrapped each egg in a piece of newspaper (surrounded by more little balls of newspaper) I was amazed that only ONE was cracked.. (there are 80+) and he hadn't even marked on the outside of the box 'FRAGILE' or ANYTHING. Isn't that crazy? Oh, the one line on the outside of the box was "DO NOT RETURN". lol
  6. riderken

    riderken In the Brooder

    Jan 29, 2008
    N.W. Mo.
    Here in NW Mo.

    I bubble wrap every egg. put paper bottom waded up make sure no eggs are touching each other even bubble wraped they cant touch no break I hope. had 2 broken so far in all the eggs I sold.
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2008
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    I use bubblewrap, the heavy duty kind usually, but I use masking tape top and bottom and they are not airtight-there's always a tiny opening on one end or both. I'm not at all sure that matters since I have received eggs wrapped up tighter and they've hatched just fine.

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