How to package eggs for shipping

Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by S n M Poultry, May 23, 2008.

  1. S n M Poultry

    S n M Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2007
    Riverside,CA
    Ive seen people asking about how to package hatching eggs. Ive decided to just explain how to pack eggs step by step. Ok here goes.

    Meterials you need:
    Box
    Tape
    Small bubble wrap
    Large bubble wrap
    Tin Foil
    Pillow stuffing
    And last but not least EGGS
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    Step 1) Take your box and place a Sheet of large bubble wrap on bottom of box:
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    Step 2) Wrap your eggs in small bubble wrap. Use enough bubble wrap to make it go around the egg twice:
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    Step 3) Wrap the bubble wraped eggs in tin foil. The tin foil prevents the eggs from being ruined if x-rayed:
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    Step 4) place pillow stuffing in the box and put the eggs in the pillow stuffing:
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    Step 5) place more pillow stuffing over the eggs:
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    Step 6) place another sheet of Large bubble wrap on top of the pillow stuffing:
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    Step 7) Last but not least you seal up the box and take it to the Post office:
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    This is just one of the many ways to do this so if anyone wants to show anther method please do so.
     
    Last edited: May 23, 2008
  2. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    lock and sticky this one!
     
  3. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The tinfoil is such a wonderful idea!!! Thanks for the great tips! [​IMG]
     
  4. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
    Oregono
    Thank you Jeffrey! I have had some poorly packaged eggs shipped to me, and hopefully those people will see this thread! This should a sticky for sure!
     
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  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    But you still need to remind buyers that no matter how well you wrap and pack them, that how the PO handles the package can have a tremendous negative effect on them. There are still people who just don't get it and expect a large percentage to hatch and then get upset at the seller when they don't.
     
  6. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    I need to send it to Mr. Buttercup Man from eBay, LOL Excellent pics & explainations! I just recently got d'Uccle eggs in the foil...hubby was like, "Is that so the post office can't read their thoughts?" [​IMG]
     
  7. S n M Poultry

    S n M Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2007
    Riverside,CA
    Your welcome everyone [​IMG] I just though i could contribute somthing to help a little bit.
     
  8. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    I've never gotten them with tin foil before. Hmm...interesting!

    I will say...and I know many will not b/c they think it's an open invitation to kick them/throw them...PLEASE mark fragile on your boxes. When they unload packages from the truck, they throw them a large distance from the truck in to a bin. If it's clearly marked fragile, most will not. SOME carriers will also take packages (if no one comes out to get it and it doesn't fit in the box) and toss it from the mail car on to a porch or other previously approved surface. When the clerks sort the packages for the day by route, they stand to the side and throw packages in to each bin (distance varies based on how many routes there at at that P.O) from a distance. Packages marked fragile will be handled accordingly NOT thrown or have other packages thrown on it.

    In my experience and our post offices, at least (and others I've talked to in my district and general mail facility that gets all of the mail here), if it's not marked fragile, it will definitely NOT be handled gently. If it is, you have a much much better chance.

    As with all businesses/places, there will be a few bad workers in the bunch that might see it as a challenge to break it...but I think there'll be more the opposite of that than not.
     
  9. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I never mark my boxes FRAGILE, unless the buyer requests it. I find that my the eggs arrive better if fragile is not written on the box.
     
  10. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    Yeah, I know a lot feel that way...so just injecting the input from those that actually ship them. As I said, I know people will take it or leave it, but I did want to explain how they are sorted. I can totally see why so many don't make it okay that aren't marked fragile...and the ones that do, honestly, are anyones guess.

    However, if something is marked fragile, as a carrier, I (and my co-workers at my particular P.O) do treat it accordingly, whereas something NOT marked fragile may be thrown in the back of the car/trunk, etc. or place not too lightly on a porch or in a box. (And if it were marked fragile, I'm more likely to bring it to the door as well, even if it WOULD fit in the box.)

    Just the input from the opposite side...and I truly didn't expect anyone to change their ways b/c I know most feel pretty confident and secure in how they currently ship, but wouldn't feel right if I didn't at least explain a wee bit about things from the "other side".
     

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