How cold is to cold for hatching eggs being sent in the mail?

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by henney penny, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. henney penny

    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some eggs comming,it should take two days,they are comming from N.J and I live in northern Maine.They will come to my post office.I don`t know if the trucks that deliver mail are heated or not so my question is how cold is to cold to kill the egg
     
  2. ParadiseFoundFarm

    ParadiseFoundFarm Goddess of Good Things

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    I've shipped to Alaska (from Illinois) and it's taken 3 days to get to them during bad weather in early spring, then another day to rest and then into the incubator. All 4 shipments had good hatches.
    I wrap each egg separately in 3 rounds of bubble wrap, then the box is large bubble wrapped all around the inside. This is not only for protection from bumping, but also prevents the temps from fluctuating radically. Your breeder should be wrapping them securely and with enough protection. Barring them not doing their due diligence, you should be fine.

    Denise
     
  3. henney penny

    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks,they came today and look good,she did a good job packing them
     
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    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

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