How to package button quail eggs for shipping

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  1. CalicoFarm

    CalicoFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My birds are begining to lay enough eggs that I should be able to start selling some soon. How is the best way to package them for safe arrival? What size box to use? Bubblewrap? Shredded paper? Quail egg cartons? Thanks for the help.
     
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I wrap mine in bubble wrap most of the time, then put them all in a bubble wrap 'envelope'. If you have a large amount to send there are button quail flats that hold 50 eggs, other than these, the quail egg cartons are usually too big. There are some cartons that hold 10 eggs, those aren't too bad, but you would still have to pack something inside the carton to keep them from moving.

    If you wrap the eggs with bubble wrap, a #4 box would hold at least 2 dozen, and I'm sure probably more. You can order the #4 box from the usps website.
     
  3. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    WE WRAP THEM IN BUBBLE WRAP THEN FILL A REGULAR CHICKEN EGG CARTON 1/2 FULL OF EITHER SHREDDED PAPER OR WOOD SHAVINGS/ SAWDUST--- PLACE THE EGGS IN IT AND FILL THE REST OF THE WAY. I TAPE IT SHUT AND PLACE IT IN A USPS PRIORITY MAIL BOX THAT MEASURE 12X12X51/2 ( YOU CAN GET THEM FREE FROM THE US POSTAL STORE ONLINE). I DO THE SAME THING WITH THE SEALED EGG CARTON--- FILL THE PRIORITY MAIL BOX 1/2 FULL WITH PACKING THEN PLACE THE EGG CARTON IN AND FILLER UP THE REST OF THE WAY! SHREDDED PAPER WORKS GREAT AND IS VERY LIGHT( KEEPS SHIPPING COSTS DOWN). AND WE NEVER SEEM TO HAVE THAT ANNOYING PILE OF OLD NEWSPAPERS ANYMORE....
     
  4. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    With coturnix eggs you could individually wrap in bubble wrap or pad them with shredded paper or sawdust in a quail egg carton. That's what I do with chicken eggs. For button eggs there is no carton that fits tightly so I individually wrapped them in strips of paper towel, set them in a cardboard tray, ran strips of tape over the rows (the tape was sticking to the paper towel not the egg itself), and then wrapped in a sheet of bubble wrap. All tightly packaged so not a single one moved. Then like I do with all my eggs I laid a layer of crumpled newspaper on the bottom of the box, filled the gaps with shredded paper/newspaper, and set the carton/tray on top then filled the sides and top the same way so the carton or tray was held in place.
     
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  5. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

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    Lakeport, Ca.
    I recently recieved Button Eggs from Mrs. AK-Bird-Brain, and she packed them wonderfully She put them in a Quail egg carton, then topped them with what looked like quilters padding then wrapped the whole thing in packing tape, then put it in a box filled with foam packing peanuts. Not 1 was broken. I had to preform "Surgery" on the package to get my eggs out, but it was well worth it to have 0 eggs harmed.


    OOh, and let me know if you have Button eggs to sell, I may be interested!
     
  6. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

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    GR MI: TN bound!
    I place mine in the 10 plastic quail carton and pack it with aspen bedding tape it closed put bubble wrap around it. Then pack it in the box so it will not move!
     

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