I am afraid that my eggs are lost in the mail:(

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by armyturner, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. armyturner

    armyturner Out Of The Brooder

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    I placed my first order for some eggs to try to hatch from a fellow member just over a week ago. They were shipped via priority mail from Florida to Arkansas and the delivery confirmation number shows that they were scanned into the post office for shipping on November 29th, but still no package. Normally, priority mail only takes 2 days to get here from the east coast. I assume that they are lost.

    If they do show up after being in the mail for this long, what is the chance that I will get any of them to hatch?
     
  2. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    That stinks [​IMG]

    Well, eggs can be stored up to 14 days, after that the hatch rate starts going down, so if they have been in the mail for 8 days and the shipper collect the eggs right away all on the same day and shiped them they still have a chance for a few more days at least.

    Thats hoping the P.O was good to them.

    Good luck, I hope they come soon !!
     
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I've had them lost in the mail for 8 days....It wasn't a great hatch, but a few did make it, so don't give up hope yet.
     
  4. arabookworm

    arabookworm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    call the post office and complain.
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  5. amyquilt

    amyquilt Serama Mama

    May 17, 2008
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    Awh heck, that just stinks. [​IMG] I hope they arrive today safely.

    Did you confirm with the sender that they had the correct address/zip code. Maybe they could have mis-typed a digit or something???
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Once when I sent eggs to Washington State, the P.O. sent them parcel post when I paid for Priority Mail. Took a solid week to reach their destination. [​IMG]
     
  7. Buckaroo

    Buckaroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Seems like the last month or so, packages have taken forever. Maybe its the Holiday season slowing things down.
     
  8. Skitz

    Skitz Skitz15k

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    thats what i hate the most about the P.O that they always take their time ! [​IMG] [​IMG] I hope nothing happen to them [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    The mail does slow down when the holidays come around, not that I think thats a good reason.
     
  10. skeeter

    skeeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:yeah ,now is not a good time to send eggs in the mail,busiest time of the year for the PO,go figure
     

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