Anyone that ships hatching eggs(maybe of interest)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by KingsCalls, Dec 27, 2007.

  1. KingsCalls

    KingsCalls Songster

    Oct 22, 2007
    New Market,Tn.
    Hi guys & gals...........I just read this in Mandarin & Wood, a group I belong to that raises these ducks... Some on this site stated , "that they have had much better luck with shipping eggs since they stopped putting the (hatching eggs) sticker on their boxes)"
    Several noted that the buyers stated that , " even the boxes themselves were in better shape". Why would the boxes be in better shape? Makes you wonder don't it!!!!!
    Just thought this was interesting.........................................Jeff
  2. That is interesting [​IMG]
    I don't mark my boxes 'hatching eggs' or 'egg' anything --- just 'FRAGILE' and 'PERISHABLE'
    They seem to get where they're going in hatchable condition, for the most part.

    Happy Holidays!
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Yep, I never put EGGS on my boxes, but they are covered with other stickers. None of my boxes have ever been damaged, at least, so far.
  4. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Songster

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    I've only marked one box with stickers and the others I've sent in a plain priority box with nothing on it to say what's inside. So it might be better in a plain box that way it doesn't single the box out for the postal gorilla's to toss it around more!
  5. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing

    Jan 11, 2007
    Yup, I have much better success when I don't put anything about eggs on the box. I just mark them Fragile and handle with care as well. It has been working great for my shipments.

  6. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007

    My conclusions are:

    1-The eggs know their is a sticker on the box and refuse to hatch [​IMG]


    2-Their is someone in the Postal Service who is intentionally shaking or damaging
    these boxes.

    Obviously #2. I would think that this is an isolated thing. Probably someone
    at their local post office who doesn't like them.

    Maybe it's #3, Curiosity. "Eggs?"(shaking the box to see). I think this is most likely.

    Our local Post Office is awesome but ignorant(of chickens). When we had live chicks shipped
    in they were surprised.
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2007
  7. Cara

    Cara Songster

    Aug 30, 2007
    Our postmistress said not to even mark anything as fragile as it is more likely to get thrown or stomped on :|
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    That is inexcusable! And why, if they know this, are they not tearing someone up for it? That really burns me up!
  9. Sharisr32

    Sharisr32 Egg Killer ;)

    Jan 14, 2007
    OH/PA Boarder
    I;ll have to watch mine I just got two different groups one marked eggs one marked Fragile and see if there is a difference ...

    the last box i got from the one seller was smashed but the box was intact was super odd so they sent me more . The other i have hatched from before and comes further so it will be interesting
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    If they cannot be held accountable in some way, then we need a completely new system. The P.O. gets away with murder if you ask me.

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