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Mailing eggs via Post Office

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chickfamilyonsleepyhollow, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. My parents live in Florida and I'd like to send them some eggs via Priority Mail and its not too hot down their right now ... just wondering if anyone has done this??? Thanks [​IMG]

  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    I've received eggs via Priority Mail a number of times.

    All extremely well wrapped in bubble wrap and securely surrounded by crumpled newspaper
  3. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    Im in NY and sent some to FL a few eeks ago-happy to report 22 all made it prefectly! 18 are veining as we speak it can be done easily
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    Quote:Eating eggs or Hatching eggs? I use Priority Mail to send out hatching eggs. Sent on a Monday afternoon they arrive to their destination Wed. mornings.
  5. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC
  6. thanks for the posts [​IMG] My parents were here back in early September when our girls just started laying so they only got to eat a couple of em ... I'm planning to send them down for them to eat ... they keep telling me that they wish they could have some more now that they've experienced fresh eggs [​IMG]
  7. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    My advice if your shipping them to eat do NOT wash the eggs. That way the bloom coating will be on them to protect them from bacteria setting in while shipping. Make sure you also have the freshest eggs to ship out.

    They will be just fine as long as the temps stay cool.
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2010

  8. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Don't wash the eggs, wrap them in bubble wrap and fill the box with peanuts so you can barely close it. Then there's nowhere for the eggs to move. I just shipped eggs from CA to FL with not a single casualty.
  9. Thanks for the shipping tips [​IMG]
  10. I'm happy to report that my parents were thrilled to get the eggs -- they arrived safely [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
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