Newb from North Mississippi

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Eggyo, Apr 14, 2016.

  1. Eggyo

    Eggyo New Egg

    Apr 14, 2016
    I started last spring with Easter Eggers and did about everything they warn against, so about a year later and a whole lot of trouble my first eggs this week. I wanted to cry because all of the hard work paid off. I culled the only roo and they started up a week later.

    It seems like every Google search leads to this forum and I've read random threads for the better part of two years but never joined but I have questions lol...I want to ship eggs to my mom for mother's day. It'll take me a week to get a dozen and I refrigerate them as they come. Can you ship refrigerated eggs at room temp? Ice packs, perhaps? I'm not sure if that would promote bacteria growth? I refrigerate them bcs I spot clean about a third of them...bloom...I get that but since it is just spot cleaning, would these have to be shipped differently? Any help would be great! Thanks guys!
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC - hopefully someone will have some ideas on shipping the eggs.
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - great to have you onboard with us.

    From what i understand, in theory, fertile eggs for hatching should not be stored in the fridge, but in a cool room. They should be placed pointed end down, in an egg carton. One end of the carton should be raised slightly for around 12 hours, and then the opposite end should be raised for another 12. Your eggs will be fine left out of the fridge for a short time, i.e. the week that you mention.

    Best of luck

  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I suggest you also check out threads on packing eggs, some ways are much better than others - which leads to better hatching results. Is it a long trip for the eggs to reach your mom?

    You may want to use overnight express.
  6. Eggyo

    Eggyo New Egg

    Apr 14, 2016
    Thank you. I was specifically worried about how long I could leave them out and still be edible. They will be going from Mississipi to California and I think I will be shipping them 2 day priority. I like the box within a box with shredded paper method. I found a few threads where the recipient was really happy with that route. This is my first forum I've interacted with so I'm still learning to navigate the site. I'm sure all the answers are here...just need practice lol

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