Egg transport

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Niecei07, Apr 4, 2018.

  1. Niecei07

    Niecei07 In the Brooder

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    My father is going to bring me some fertilized from WV to MD it’s about a 6 hour drive what is the best way to transport these eggs and keep them warm
     
  2. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    I would imagine the car heater would keep them warm enough, you aren't incubating them yet.
     
  4. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    @drumstick diva brings up a good point! If they are not already being incubated, then packed in foam, at temp in vehicle will suffice. Eggs, if fertilized, will start developing at temps around 68°F. So you don't want them to start incubating till their in an incubator or under a broody.
     
  5. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

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    X2. If I’m collecting hatching eggs and transporting them in the car I just put them in ordinary egg boxes. IMO no need for polystyrene boxes as you’ll be a lot more careful with them than the postman would. I had eggs arriving in the post during a really cold snowy spell. I was a bit concerned about them being being in the freezing post Office depot but d’ya know what? I got 100% hatch on those eggs :thumbsup

    :welcome
     
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  6. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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  7. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    That's fantastic! Especially with shipped eggs!:celebrate
     
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  8. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

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    Yeah, I was shocked! I was only expecting 14 or 16 at most. The trouble is I've 22 chicks hatching and no idea what to do with them all! Think I'll have to get advertising :lau
     
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  9. FrankieDoodle

    FrankieDoodle Poppy-Dog

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    :frow Welcome to BYC!!! :woot
     
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  10. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

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    :welcome

    What breed of chickens are you going to hatch? I hope it all goes well and you enjoy the process!
     
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