Has anyone used these for shipping coturnix or button eggs?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by shelleyd2008, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    http://cgi.ebay.com/50-NEW-Paper-QUAIL-Egg-Cartons-Button-Hatching-/290505046147?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43a3733883#ht_500wt_922

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    have you received eggs shipped in these? I need to get some more cartons for my coturnix' eggs before they kick into high gear and was thinking about getting these. Since I usually ship in lots of at least 4-5 dozen I figured these would work well. Beats the little 10-packs I usually use. Price-wise these are about the same as the 10-count plastic ones from GQF, but I don't know about the size? My coturnix' eggs are not huge, but they are not as small as a northern bobwhite's egg either. Button eggs are, well, button eggs...pretty tiny [​IMG]

    The 10-count plastic cartons, for 100 cartons, average to about $.021 per egg (20.72 w/shipping for 100 cartons/1000 eggs). These paper egg cartons average to about $.018 per egg (26.39 w/ shipping for 50 cartons/1500 eggs).

    Please post your experiences with the paper cartons, NOT the plastic. I've been using the plastic ones for quite some time and I know how they work. [​IMG]
     
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  2. joe125

    joe125 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2010
    I use the standard chuckar flats for shipping coturnix eggs. You can get them from GQF.
    I've stress tested them to a level 2 shipping accident, and they came out fine...As far as shell damage goes.

    I don't know about these cartons, but will take a look.
     
  3. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
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    I have had eggs shipped in them, and only 4 out of 60 were broken thanks to the mail man who dropped the box and ran off. I use them on some orders and I have only had a few eggs not fit and they were double yolkers. There is enough room to lay a strip of bubble wrap over the top, but not much more.
     
  4. Valley quail breeder

    Valley quail breeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use them there great for small eggs like Buttons valleys Gambels & Bluescales
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  5. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    I Havent Gotten A Couple Of Shipments In Them... Always At Least 1 Broken/cracked... Hard To Pad Them In There.
     
  6. diggypaws

    diggypaws Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I sent eggs to RiverOtter - she has babies hatching right this very minute [​IMG] [​IMG]

    When I sent some button eggs in them, I just put a kleenex in the corner, put in the first egg, then the next, and more tissue on top - didn't find out yet how they made the trip, but it looked like they would be secure for shipping.

    I figured the per carton price when I ordered them, and the next two quantities aren't a lot cheaper for the price, but the shipping was only a little more, so if you had someone to split an order with, or just wanted to store them, that might be worth considering.

    50 for $14.00 + 11.90 shipping ~~ .52/carton 0.0173 per egg
    100 for $24.00 + 13.96 shipping ~~ .38/carton 0.0127 per egg
    210 for $48.00 + 19.14 shipping ~~ .32/carton 0.0107 per egg

    (Numbers, it's who I am, it's what I do [​IMG] )
     
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  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:I sent eggs to RiverOtter - she has babies hatching right this very minute [​IMG] [​IMG]

    When I sent some button eggs in them, I just put a kleenex in the corner, put in the first egg, then the next, and more tissue on top - didn't find out yet how they made the trip, but it looked like they would be secure for shipping.

    I figured the per carton price when I ordered them, and the next two quantities aren't a lot cheaper for the price, but the shipping was only a little more, so if you had someone to split an order with, or just wanted to store them, that might be worth considering.

    50 for $14.00 + 11.90 shipping ~~ .52/carton
    100 for $24.00 + 13.96 shipping ~~ .38/carton
    210 for $48.00 + 19.14 shipping ~~ .32/carton

    (Numbers, it's who I am, it's what I do [​IMG] )

    I figure the 'per egg' price on them, I'm not as much concerned with the per-carton price. The cartons I normally use hold 10 eggs, so it's easier to compare them that way.
     

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