Does anyone have any experience with heat packs in shipped eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hickchick02, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. hickchick02

    hickchick02 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have ordered eggs from a breeder in Ohio. It is too cold to safely ship them right now in Ohio. The breeder has suggested using a heat pack but they have no experience using them. I'm worried about the heat pack getting the eggs too warm & them starting to develop if not up there then here in Arkansas where it will be warmer. Should I buy 1 or wait for it to warm up?
     
  2. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member

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    I also wondered what they use
     

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