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Need to ship hatching eggs - -WHAT DO YOU SUGGEST ? ?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by math ace, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. math ace

    math ace Crowing

    Dec 17, 2009
    Jacksonville, FL
    I have a roo and have some hens - - -now I am ready to ship some eggs.

    Don't have a clue how to do this. Any eggs that I have bought, I have always driven to collect.
    So, I can not even guess how to ship them . . ..

    What do you suggest ? ? ?

    When you give me your shipping ideas, also tell me how frequently you ship . . .

    Thanks [​IMG]

  2. BloominOrchid

    BloominOrchid Songster

    Apr 18, 2010
    Worcester Township
    I have bought lots of eggs shipped.
    I found that when they are wrap individually in bubble wrap and then placed in a egg carton, then news papers all around the carton in a box is the best way to go.
    Wrapped solo and floating solo really shook them up, and then some would group up and crack.
  3. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

    Nov 4, 2008
    Cross Lanes, WV
    First make sure you take care of them right before you ship them. turning 3 times per day, kept in a good enviroment etc

    I individually wrap each egg in bubble wrap, then place them in the middle of a medium size priority mail shipping box (free from the post office)
    I use newpaper, wrapping paper, shreaded paper etc to pack. I have never had an egg break in shipping (knock wood)

    I try to ship on a Monday or Tues so they get there during the week and never sit over the weekend at the post office.

    I write Fragile, hatching eggs in Red sharpie on the top of the box.
  4. math ace

    math ace Crowing

    Dec 17, 2009
    Jacksonville, FL
    anybody else want to chime in with what has worked or not worked in the past ? ?
  5. math ace

    math ace Crowing

    Dec 17, 2009
    Jacksonville, FL
    I found a 6 ft roll of 3m bubble wrap at the dollar store for $1 the other day . . .. .

    Is this a good price? ?

    Where do you get your bubble wrap from ? ?
  6. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

    Aug 5, 2008
    Wrapping them individually and putting them in an egg carton has worked well for us and we have shipped all over the country. I usually get my bubble wrap free from work. Our ink toners are wrapped in plastic and then bubble wrap, so instead of throwing it away, I bring it home [​IMG] I have seen bubble wrap in the store and it goes for around $4+ so I think you did well on your $1 find!!

  7. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Songster

    The Dollar Store rocks! [​IMG]
  8. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    I just recently started shipping eggs, and I've now sent out 4 batches all over the country, and not a single egg cracked or broken. Here's what I do:

    Get a medium flat rate priority box at the post office (this last batch I tried to use another box the same size and ship it, ended up costing me $6 more than using the priority boxes)
    Put a thin layer of peanuts on the bottom (just enough to cover the bottom of the box)
    Then put a layer of bubble wrap to cover the bottom and up the sides.
    Thanks to a suggestion from another breeder, I wrap my eggs in these, they save a bunch of time. Well worth every penny.
    I've put up to 16 eggs in the medium box. I lay them end to end in the bottom of the box, then more on top.
    Fill in all extra space with peanuts. Fill enough so you can just barely close the box.
    I do put another piece of bubble wrap on top of the peanuts, just in case.
    Close the box, tape it, and ship it out.
  9. You can see how I wrap mine here. www.sundownsilkies.com click the "Packing Up the eggs" at the top. I bubblewrap each egg individually and use lots of shredded paper to cushion the eggs. I label the box "Fragile" and "Handle with care".

    I ship eggs out at least once a week, sometimes more if the girls are laying really well and the incubators are full.

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