I'm just curious on this. I sent some eggs to someone and very sadly the post office broke them and returned them to me for "repacking" How I am to do that when all the kings horses and men can't do that???? Anyway, not all the eggs were broken. There was egg, looked scrambled to me, that had gotten on all the eggs. They returned the box in a plastic bag with a note of apology. In the bag because egg was leaking all over. Is it possible for the eggs to be ok if cleaned? Or with that permeable shell would they still make the house stinky because of the broken egg? I tried putting an egg with egg on it in to hatch and all it did was become stinky (one from Gypsy's nest when I brought her numbers down). I have thrown the entire box out, so this is just for my own info. 16 of the eggs were from my EEs. I had happened upon one of my girls' nests and found 13 eggs, I left her one. So this was not something that I could easily repeat in sending. Yes, several of them would have been too old, however, a lot would have been ok had this unfortunate thing not happened. I'm so mad/sad that happened.