How many eggs can I fit in a 12x12x8 box???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cjeanean, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

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    I'm using the 12x12x8 and the flat rate boxes, and I've noticed that I can fit 18-20 eggs in the boxes. Am I packing them wrong?? The person who suggested I used the 12x12x8 said that usually you can only fit 16 eggs in there, and these are standard size eggs. They end up being in 2 layers, with a little room for movement so they're not packed too tight. Are they not supposed to be put on top of each other??? Each egg is individually bubble wrapped, and large bubble bubblewrap is lining the box.
     
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  2. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

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    Anyone at all???
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    It really depends on how you pack them. I can fit probably 4 dozen LF eggs in a 12x12x8 box, 3 dozen + for sure [​IMG] There is nothing wrong with stacking them, so long as they are well cushioned. I only use the big boxes for large orders, everything else is put into a #4 (7x7x6) [​IMG]

    4 dozen is by wrapping each egg in paper (towel, toilet, whatever), placing in an egg carton, then wrapping the whole carton in bubble wrap. You can fit 4 12-count cartons in a #7 box.
     
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    With my packing and bubble wrap I can only fit 24 nicely in the 12 x 12 x 8 Priority boxes.
     
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  5. geareduplyn

    geareduplyn Songster

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    I put 50 in that size box.
     
  6. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

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    Quote:quail eggs don't count!!! Thanks for the replies, I just wanted to make sure it was okay to stack them!!
     

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