I have been buying hatching eggs because what I want are not normally available from hatcheries. I have a dozen eggs sitting here that I picked just up at the PO & about half have detached air cells. What should have been really exciting, is a big disappointment to open a package and see a lot of paper towels. Are the pt's there to mop up? Am I wrong to feel this way? I am going through other threads on how to best handle them during incubation. I have had what I thought was poor packing and some of them I do respond to the seller so they could have a happier buyer in the future. Is it wrong to communicate to them that you are disappointed? I came upon this thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...ate-to-expect-with-purchased-hatching-eggs/10 which had some excellent points RE: PACKING. What are the thoughts by others on BYC about developing some Best Packing Practices for Shipping Hatching Eggs? I would love to see some standard accepted practices. As buyers, should we request packing be done a certain way? I much prefer to seeing bubble wrapped eggs so they are cushioned. Yep, I know buying shipped eggs are a BIG RISK, so I get what I get........ I feel better writing this down. Thanks for tolerating my rant. I hope I get some replies that also help make me feel better.