How I pack my eggs for shipping

AHappychick

Wanna-be Farmer
11 Years
Dec 16, 2008
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Dont know if this is the right section but....

So many people have asked how I ship and what is the best way. Well I dont know about the best but the way I do it works well for me and allows me to send up to 36 eggs for a flat rate of $10.20 not including my materials and time (time being a big factor but I would rather do it once right then have to replace them)

I start off with a medium flat rate box, spray glue, Priority mail tape, scissors, cardboard egg cartons, razor, marker, toilet paper and extra cardboard.




I use a template and cut out new sides and bottom and top to box and reinforce the entire box leaving the top piece out. I glue in if necessary.. I also glue a new top on the underside of the egg carton to add strength to it as well.




I then place each egg in a nest of Toilet paper in the carten leaving the end 4 spaces empty if I can and just filling the space with tp. I put as much as I can fit on top of eggs and then close and tape the egg carton.




If it is 1 or 2 egg cartons I place them right side up. If more than 14 eggs I use three cartons (trying to keep eggs in middle of carton and place them on their sides.







I pad the bottom and top of the box with paper, put the cartons in and then put the top piece of cardboard on and tape up well.

I put Live Hatching Embryos on the box on all sides.




ETA if I have 8 or less eggs I dont always use this method or is I am shipping close, but I always double box and reinforce no matter what way I use.
 
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AHappychick

Wanna-be Farmer
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Dec 16, 2008
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I have done this a lot and I dont think a single egg has ever broken in this set up, at least none that have been reported, and hatch rate is very good as well.
 

AHappychick

Wanna-be Farmer
11 Years
Dec 16, 2008
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Update on the package. It shipped from NY to Texas and all had good aircells acording to Angie and none were cracked or broken. took 2 days to get there. I used 3 cartons on their sides and there was over 30 eggs as you can see above in the pics.
 
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AHappychick

Wanna-be Farmer
11 Years
Dec 16, 2008
5,772
38
299
westchester
Quote:I did not even see that thread or if I had I forgot about it lol I should have just posted this there if the mods want to move thats fine with me I just put up a link to this thread though. but I could cut and paste it.
 

fowlrus

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11 Years
Dec 2, 2008
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Quote:Ooooyes, fantastic job, never seeing anything like it, none were broke or crack, just blow me away.
Eggs set in incubator doing great, I got to tell you, those blue eggs are sooo pretty, almost like if you had paint it,

I can't wait to see the chicks hatch, Thank you A happychick, the best packing ever and the best blue eggs too. You totally rocks.
 

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