How I pack my eggs for shipping

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by AHappychick, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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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.


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    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.


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    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.


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    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.

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    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.

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    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.
     
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2010
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I can't get more than about 18 eggs in that size box with all the padding I put in.
     
  3. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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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. [​IMG]
     
  4. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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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.
     
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2010
  5. houndit

    houndit There is no H or F in Orpington!

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  6. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    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.
     
  7. fowlrus

    fowlrus Chillin' With My Peeps

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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, [​IMG]
    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. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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