Eggs need how much oxygen during shipping?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by southernhusky, Jan 31, 2017.

  1. southernhusky

    southernhusky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I've been shipping some of my hatching eggs and I was curious.

    I keep tweaking my shipping method.

    Recently I've done it this way for a little while, 1/2 inch styrofoam "panels" that line the whole box.

    I believe this in combination with meak's method(bubble wrapping eggs basically) would make the best combo.

    I was thinking about doing my bantam eggs in jumbo size cartons. I'm wondering if the eggs wouldn't get enough air between the bubble wrap and the carton? I imagine they don't need much but just curious if anyone knew. Someone suggested just using bubble wrap and lining without putting in an egg carton but I feel like the carton does give the eggs more stability. I've had several people get some really good hatch rates(like 8-10 of 12). Between the tissue, closed carton and fit in box, my eggs are not moving unless the package is.
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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    They do not need any oxygen during shipping. They don’t need any oxygen during the first few days of incubation. It’s only after they have developed some that they need air exchange to get oxygen and get rid of CO2 through the porous shell.

    Protect your eggs during shipment, don’t worry about them needing air. They don’t.
     
  3. southernhusky

    southernhusky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ty for your response, I wasn't sure! =)
     

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