Canadians, Shipping Eggs by mail,anyone do it?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 37 Caddy, Oct 27, 2014.

  1. 37 Caddy

    37 Caddy In the Brooder

    Oct 3, 2014
    Have been looking for some different eggs to hatch out,my question is has anyone ever had any luck sending them by Mail? Want some different varieties that are not available locally,i live in PEI,have been looking at some,but it will be 120.00 to send them by courier,Thought if they could come by mail it might be cheaper?,are there any regulations or restrictions on this?,it would only be within Canada,Anyone had any luck with this, it wouldnt be until next spring i am trying to get something ready in the meantime.i have another post about shelf life too.I have 10 birds now and hope to have a couple go broody in the spring.Thanks Harvey
  2. Chicken Man Dan

    Chicken Man Dan In the Brooder

    Nov 4, 2011
    Suburban Ontario
    I've had eggs shipped to me a few times within Canada. Make sure the seller is experienced, packs them well, and gives you the tracking information. One person I purchased eggs from didn't send me the tracking and as a result the eggs sat on my doorstep and froze as I didn't know to stay home and wait for the package. Needless to say, they didn't hatch.

    Overall, I've had good experiences, and just one bad one.

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