Packing 40 Eggs in a Small Flat Rate Box PICTURES

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by geareduplyn, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. geareduplyn

    geareduplyn Songster

    Jun 2, 2008
    Salley SC
    I'm packing RIR eggs now. If anyone is interested I'll start taking pictures on the procedure.

    OK, here we go. the first thing I do after taping up the box is start reinforcing it. Tape a small peice of cardboard over the single layer gap left when the flaps are closed


    Next cut peices to reinforce the side walls and put them in the box. Add two layers of small bubble wrap on the bottom



    Two peices of bubble wrap. A skinny peice rolled and taped around the egg, and a fat peice wrapped on the vertical axis this gives a quadruple layer around the center of the egg



    Start and complete the the first layer



    Add a single peice of bubble wrap. Start and complete the second layer



    There won't be much room left on the top and couple of sheets of bubble wrap will fill it Add a reinforcing peice of card board to fiil the gap left by the flaps and you're ready to tape it up.


    And here they are 40 eggs ready to take to the PO.


    The reason this pack works is the reinforcing cardboard panels, and the snugness of the pack. This prevents any internal motion whatsoever so the whole pack moves as unit always which also helps prevent scrambling the air cells. About the only way an egg will break is if the box is actually crushed or something pokes a hole in it. When I first started doing this I put a box on the ground and smacked it a couple of times with an 8 pound sledge like it was a big golf ball and the sledge was very heavy golf club. No broken eggs. This batch of eggs was shipped to another BYC member on Tuesday, and he got them today in perfect condition. Also the eggs packed were large to extra lage RIR eggs so this not limited to just the smaller eggs.
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2009
  2. I am [​IMG]
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    Me too, I like learning different packing methods besides mine.
  4. PamsPride

    PamsPride Songster

    Nov 19, 2008
    I would like to see how they fit too and in what condition they arrive in!
  5. warmfuzzies

    warmfuzzies Songster

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boondocks, Colorado
    Me Too! [​IMG]
  6. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
    I am too but I didnt see a price or shipping info:/

  7. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    I'm in, those aren't real big boxes, and I know you have an excellent track record! [​IMG]
  8. kbbeale

    kbbeale Songster

    Oct 26, 2007
    Adkins, Tx
    I just dont see how that's possible and not have breakage! I have been very successful in my packaging (never had a broken egg yet!) and I couldnt imagine putting more than 18ish or so silkie eggs in the small flat rate box.
  9. I would like to see pictures on the procedure .

    Thank you !

  10. AussieSharon

    AussieSharon Songster

    Dec 18, 2007
    I'll PM you my address so I can see exactly how they are packed. [​IMG]

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