We have had inquiries about how we package our eggs for shipping. While I was packaging up some Buff Orpington eggs this morning, I took a few pictures of the process. This shipment was for 6+ eggs (sent 8), so for larger shipments, you will need to adjust the size of the box and amount of packing material used. You can see the step-by-step method we use to pack our eggs by clicking here. We prefer to order our free shipping materials (boxes, stickers) and print our shipping labels online through www.usps.com. Printing your own labels saves money and time, and you get free delivery confirmation. For orders of up to 30 eggs, we use the 12x12x8 box. For small orders up to 8 eggs, we use the 7x7x8. I've had bad results experimenting using the shoe box size and the other odd shaped boxes. Flat rate boxes do ok, but since they are more shallow, you can't fit as many eggs in them without a lot of breakage. We also do not like to use peanuts and shavings. They tend to shift around in the box and eggs get broken (externally and/or internally). Another thing that makes me cringe are eggs wrapped in paper towels and placed in an egg carton. Egg cartons are necessarily a bad thing if done correctly and if enough material is used to cushion the eggs (polyfil, shredded paper, etc.). You do not want eggs to move during shipping. We have used the above shipping method for 3 years and have little reports of breakages. We have also gotten more good hatch rates using this method. I'm not saying that our packing method is superior to other packing methods, but it is working well for us. If you would like more details about shipping eggs, please contact us. Thanks, and happy hatching!