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kbbeale eggs reports

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by kbbeale, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. kbbeale

    kbbeale Songster

    Oct 26, 2007
    Adkins, Tx
    I am getting over run with eggs right now and I want to send some test eggs out. However, I dont know how to ship them and what's the best way to do so. How many batches of test eggs should I send out before feeling comfortable charging? I know the eggs are fertile, but I havent hatched any from this particular batch of birds.

    Thanks guys, I look forward to offering my eggs here pretty soon.
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2009
  2. brooster

    brooster Songster

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
  3. kbbeale

    kbbeale Songster

    Oct 26, 2007
    Adkins, Tx
    Thanks. Most of the eggs that I have received recently, have been packed in egg cartons with shredded paper, bubble wrap, newspaper, etc. I guess it's just finding a happy medium somewhere.....

    I will get together the supplies that I need. Do I send "flat rate" or regular priority mail? These eggs are Serama eggs, so they wont weigh that much. I'll get some boxes this week from the post office.


    Thanks so much everyone! I'd like to offer to ship out some test eggs (Seramas) on Tuesday. Just pay shipping. First person to PM me gets them. I'm getting about 4-5 a day from this particular coop, so I estimate at least 10 eggs.
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2009
  4. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

    Mar 29, 2008
    Riverside/Norco, CA
    You already got your testers lined up? If not, I'd be honored to test out some of your eggs for ya!
  5. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

    Jul 5, 2007
    Sevier County, TN
    Quote:Ditto. I love test hatching. Have some silkies cooking as a test hatch right now, and they look awfully lonely in my Brower. [​IMG]

    If you haven't hatched any yourself, then I'd send several sets and then wait to see the results before you charge. The eggs can be fertile but not hatchable if there's some funky genetics going on.

    And since shipping does it's own whammy on them, you'll get an accurate picture of how well your eggs do post-shipping if you do several test hatches that way.

    I plan on doing the same thing when my millies finally start to lay. I'll hatch some at home first, but I want to confirm shipability, too. I want people to be happy!
  6. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
    Thomson, GA
    I would love to test as well. I have had some great hatches and love helping out after I test eggs.
  7. If you need a tester in Indiana, I would love to!
  8. kbbeale

    kbbeale Songster

    Oct 26, 2007
    Adkins, Tx
    Thanks everyone!! I'm going in order of my PM's.....so far I have 5 people, so I think I have enough for right now. I will respond those that have PM'd me to let you know you're on the list and when I expect to ship. I believe I can get two shipments out a week, with the first going to onthespot on Tues (as long as they confirm back with me asap)

  9. dave27889

    dave27889 Songster

    Apr 27, 2007
    Washington, NC
    I would like to be one of your testers. I am in eastern NC. Please send me a email and let me know. It would also help me as I have two new incubators and one older one. I am disabled and am home almost 24 hours a day. Thanks, Dave in NC
  10. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    [​IMG] Me , me, pick me to test! [​IMG] I wrap each egg in bubble wrap...line the bottom and sides of the box in bubble wrap...then set the eggs in and fill in with news paper...and top with bubble wrap. Just make sure when your finished packing..the box is packed tight! Any movement inside will be the likely cause of breakage. You can do a flat rate, I think its like 10.00. Or just regular priority. PM me if you need a tester! [​IMG]

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