EGSS ON A PLANE ?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by poulet, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. poulet

    poulet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am flying to England from France in a couple of weeks , I have a friend with lots of rare breed chickens and she will happily give me some eggs to incubate.
    The problem is I don't think I can take them in hand luggage and in the hold it gets below freezing.
    I thought about wrapping them in polystyreen in a cool bag or even putting them in an empty themos flask.
    Has anyone ever done this or got any ideas as to how I could protect them ( the flight is only 1hour 30mins)
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    Last edited: Apr 10, 2008
  2. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

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    Quote:The flight isn't long enough to worry about this.

    Baggage Handlers are a different matter. Wrap the eggs individually, and well, and make sure they are Hand Inspected. You do not want these eggs going through the X-Ray machine.

    Just tell the staff at the Check-In desk, and they will tell you what to do.
     
  3. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    It may not be legal to "import" agricultural products... Especially this day and age, when avian flu is a concern. Better check with the US Dept. of Agriculture.
     
  4. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ha. my friend just took 5 doz eggs from my chickens on a plane because she can't get good eggs where she lives. She had a carryon cooler with food and other stuff in it that she wrapped the 5 doz inside and also put bubble wrap around them.
     
  5. jnjross

    jnjross Chillin' With My Peeps

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    a thermo bottle will not make it though the scanner. try a small lunch box insulated and lots of bubble wrap and fluff
     
  6. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

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    Quote:Between France and England?
     
  7. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    I dont know if the force of the take off would harm the eggs but I am thinking you could try it. There is no reason to contact US Dept oif Ag.
     
  8. poulet

    poulet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It could be illegal as we can't take any dairy products cheese etc .
    How would an x ray harm them ?
     
  9. poulet

    poulet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What will the x ray machine do to them ? I think everything has to go through it
     
  10. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    X-rays kill the embryo.

    Remember IF where you live it is found to be illegal to import/export eggs this way and you get caught there is often more than just a fine.
     

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