Can I mail non fertile eggs?

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by OScarlet, Mar 1, 2014.

  1. OScarlet

    OScarlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My son wants to send his friend in WA four of our non hatching eggs. We are in CA. Can we do this? How? Any rules and regs?
     
  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Same regulation as shipping a block of cheese across country. None.
     
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  3. OScarlet

    OScarlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    great thank you! Will USPS let me send them?
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    You can mail eggs, hatching eggs are mailed by the thousands. You probably want to send them at least Priority and be sure you package them well, the USPS is not happy if the eggs get crushed and the package leaks.
    Off the USPS website.
    5 Perishable Matter
    51 Definition

    Perishable matter is anything that can deteriorate in the mail and thereby lose value, create a health hazard, or cause an obnoxious odor, nuisance, or disturbance, under ordinary mailing conditions. Mailable perishable matter may be sent at the mailer’s own risk when it is packaged as required and when it can be delivered within appropriate and reasonable time limits to prevent deterioration.

    Examples of perishable matter include mailable types of live animals, food items, and plants.
    54 Eggs

    Eggs are mailable in domestic mail subject to the following general conditions:

    They are individually cushioned.
    They are otherwise packed to withstand shocks encountered during normal Postal Service handling.
    They are not likely to be harmed by anticipated temperature changes while in Postal Service custody.
     
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  5. OScarlet

    OScarlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I realise I never came back. We mailed four eggs in a four egg container and wrapped each in bubble wrap then the container was placed in a ziploc and into a priority box. They arrived in perfect condition. Thanks for the help!
     

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