I like the idea of taping the four eggs together. I might try that my next shipment. Thanks for sharing!I think it takes me longer to pack eggs than it takes the hens to lay them.
I cut 4 inch wide strips of bubble wrap, then I make a pocket in the bottom of the strip and tape that together. I place the egg in sideways in the pocket and roll it up in the bubble wrap. When I get to the end I tape that shut, then I tape the end flaps closed.
Then i put 4 wrapped eggs in a row like this 0000 and I tape each egg to the next on both sides. Then I make another one. Then I put my 2 strips of eggs side by side and bubble wrap the entire egg package, that will be one row of eggs. And then I will wrap both packs of 8 eggs on another peice of bubble wrap and tape that up.
I can ship 16 regular eggs like this and 12 turkey eggs. Reports on my shipped eggs hatching are always very good and I think it is because the eggs can't move.
Then I put shredded paper in the bottom of the box, I reuse plastic grocery bags and stuff the corners with them after I have the eggs in the box, I use more shredded paper, and another peice of bubble wrap on top. I always make sure there is very little movement in the box.
But make sure your packing isn't too tight, I have got eggs myself that have been crushed because of too much packing.
I also use USPS