Anyone use ice packs when shipping eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Enjaytoo, May 20, 2010.

  1. Enjaytoo

    Enjaytoo Songster

    Sep 8, 2009
    Just curious if any folks in the South or Southwest use ice packs in their egg shipments? Its getting close to triple digits here in the SW, and need to ship some eggs up north. I have the small standard gel ice packs but wasn't sure how to pack if I use them...Thanks for any input!
  2. lemurchaser

    lemurchaser Songster

    Apr 11, 2008
    Corvallis, OR
    I certainly wouldn't use them frozen, but you could put them in refrigerated (the ice packs, not the eggs). They're actually likely to not be in the heat too long. If you send them priority mail, they usually get on a plane the same day and would be out of the heat. You might talk to your post office and find out what time of day gets them out the fastest. But remember, they're air conditioned at the hubs, and as soon as they take off they're at risk of getting too cold. So there is very little time that they'd be warm.

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