outside temps and shipping eggs? handwarmers?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Mesa, Dec 31, 2008.

  1. Mesa

    Mesa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our temps here are in the teens. Sometimes lower. Would eggs freeze if they are shipped to me? Can a handwarmer be used safely? Would it keep the temp inside the box abouve freezing?
    Thanks
     
  2. Chickenfortress

    Chickenfortress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe that a similar thing is used to ship short orders of chicks. It will work if you keep insulation between the eggs and the warmer. As a matter of fact, we were taught that handwarmers could be used to soft cook eggs in survival situations, so be wary. Make a test run before counting on it, unless someone can give you exact brand/size/packing info that they themselves have used.
     
  3. Mesa

    Mesa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you.

    Anyone try this before?
     
  4. Mesa

    Mesa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bump
     
  5. BeardedChick

    BeardedChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    TRY it, I want to know how well it works! [​IMG]
     
  6. Mesa

    Mesa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I'd rarther not be the guinea pig LOL.
     
  7. Mesa

    Mesa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They add handwarmers to boxes of live fish. Of course the fish are in water though.
    Any ideas?
     
  8. Mesa

    Mesa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, how about putting the warmer on the bottom of the box and taping it in place then adding shipping peanuts or whatever you normally use to protect the egg carton. Would this work?
    Any thoughts?
     
  9. what was i thinking

    what was i thinking Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have thought about this but the package says they reach 158 degrees. i thought that was too much.
     
  10. Mesa

    Mesa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read that too.
    How about wrapping the carton in bubble wrap and then quilt batting... then adding the warmer to the box. Maybe have the warmer in quilt batting too?
    Would this work?
     

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