Look What I got In the Mail Today!!! I was so excited!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by aberfitch, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. aberfitch

    aberfitch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never got a package like this. AND it was marked Fragile Hatching eggs!

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    Last edited: Mar 8, 2009
  2. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

    Mar 3, 2009
    Lakeport, Ca.
    I hope the eggs are at least intact so they can at least have a chance! So sorry, stupid postal workers going postal!
     
  3. elusiveracer

    elusiveracer Out Of The Brooder

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    Yikes, did you open it?
     
  4. MJM

    MJM New Egg

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    It's in a sad state, for sure. Doesn't surprise me. I just had a communications about this with someone through emailings. I purchased some eggs to hatch from him recently. He stated that the times that he shipped eggs out and labled them
    "fraigle" or "hatching eggs" is when the packages were inflicted with the most damage. Like, purposely.
    However, not-so-quick to blame the USPS as I heard priority mailings are handled by an independent shipping company under recent contract with US government. Incidently, they are not customer friendly ever since they won the bid on contract for postal related deliveries.

    Get this: My package started out in Dayton, OH. Gets sent to Memphis, TN. Then is shipped to Chillicothe, OH. How's that for efficiency. ???
     
  5. aberfitch

    aberfitch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didn't know about the new contract. No wonder packages seem to be more dinged up these day. I wish they had insurance to where... if there is any damage inflicted on they box they will have to pay back the shipping and the value of the items in the box. The insurance right now you got to file a claim and then wait a month or 2 before any responce.
     
  6. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    West Michigan
    Oh my Gosh! I have never seen a priority box that looked smashed like yours. That is ridiculous!

    Were your eggs smashed too? or OK? Boy! That is really rotten!
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  7. 92caddy

    92caddy Egg Lover

    May 18, 2007
    Portland, IN
    I got live fish in the mail today, baby guppies, the box was marked live fish, handle with care and this side up, I watched the mail lady put them in the mail box upside down, Thank God they were all ok, all 9 babies were alive and well.

    3 weeks ago I got eggs from FL and the box was very well marked, fragile-- hatching eggs, the box had a big hole in the side, the box had been upside down and 9 of the 12 eggs were smashed.

    Its such a shame the way some boxes are handled
     

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