Eggs left outside in a BLIZZARD

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  1. Beau coop

    Beau coop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The 8 eggs arrived today totally intact. One has hairline cracks on the large end, but I will candle that later. Least of the probs.

    The problem is they were delivered at 10:30am. We are having a snowstorm today and it is 25 degrees and white outs. The mail person HUNG MY EGGS OUTSIDE- in a Flipping BLIZZARD. They have been out there for 8 count them 8 hours. ARGHHHHHHH!!!!

    Your wrapping was impeccable. Maybe the aircells in the bubble wrap protected them a bit? OH please oh please. I have them sitting on a heating pad on low with a towel around them. Are they ruined?

    Anyone have any suggestions?
     
  2. what was i thinking

    what was i thinking Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that just isn't right... sorry to hear that.
     
  3. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
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    We had the weridest experience lately. The egg had this huge crack in the shell but the membrane was intact. We put it on the counter egg bin. Next day I went to go show my dad and couldn't find it. Turns out it was still there... but the crack had contracted! It was so thin it was nearly impossible to see. Good egg though. [​IMG]

    Sorry, it's off-topic, but I had to share.
     
  4. millebantam

    millebantam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i read something in an old poultry book that said it has to get below 28 degrees for an egg to freeze. The way that eggs are usually packed for shipping, with all the wrapping and insulation may have saved you. All you can really do is let them acclimate and set them. you will know how you made out when you candle them. My fingers are crossed for ya'.
     
  5. ZZsBabiez

    ZZsBabiez Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not and expert..and hesitate to give advice.. but I'd let them warm slowly to room temp. It would be terribly hard to resist warming them quickly.

    The postal workers rarely read the box unless it is in HUGE print..

    I'm sorry that happened to you.. I hope the eggs are okay.
     
  6. Rooster Ray

    Rooster Ray Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As long as the eggs did not freeze and crack I would bet they would be fine. Although I would not use the heating pad to warm them I would let them come up to room temp on their own warming them to fast could cause condensation on the inside of the egg which could cause bacteria to grow. All in all I think they will be fine.
     
  7. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    [​IMG] to your mail carrier!!
     
  8. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    Your mail person is outside delivering mail today in 25 degree weather and a blizzard....Im not sure how you can blame them for doing their job.....in 25 degree weather.....in a blizzard. Did you have a tracking number? Did you know they were coming today? Could you have gotten someone to get them from your mailbox? I sometimes think the Postal Service really gets a bad rap here when they are simply doing their job.....in 25 degree weather....in a blizzard. I dont think Id want that job this time of year.
     
  9. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

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    Steve left eggs sitting outside on a crate overnight, when it got down to 21 degrees here last week. The eggs did not freeze. We were both surprised the next morning to find them and the fact that they were not frozen. So hopefully your eggs will be ok. They were at least packaged in a box and these were just outside in the element.
    Good Luck,
    Sharon
     
  10. WalkingWolf

    WalkingWolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2009
    North Carolina
    I think I am getting a post office box so and having them shipped to the box. I have had eggs left hanging on the fence in blistering heat. One rural carrier throws and I do mean throws in the back of his pickup truck. It would be worth the price of a box.
     
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