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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chickendales, Oct 28, 2011.
how do u pack hatching eggs for shipping
would love see pic and explations on what works
I have a couple pictures here. http://www.sundownsilkies.com/packinguptheeggs.htm
I individually wrap each egg with bubblewrap, several times around the egg. Seal both ends and the middle so the egg can't pop out. Then I use lots and lots of shredded paper to cushion the eggs. I also stamp FRAGILE HANDLE WITH CARE on all 4 sides and the top. Been doing it this way for 3 years and won't change a thing. It's been working great, packing them like this.
I use the 7x7x7 box. I order them online from PO, there free shipped to your door.
I don't pack eggs but I've received and tried to hatch my share. Only the ones individually bubble wrapped as above have had any success at all. I've had two shippers do it a bit differently and I had zero of theirs hatch. What I mean is, individually bubble wrapped. Some then wrap in paper, some in more bubble wrap, some even in shavings. But so long as they're packed with tons of cushioning AND individually bubble wrapped, some will hatch.