Question about shipping eggs

Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by mamaKate, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. mamaKate

    mamaKate Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it better to use USPS or UPS? I'm wondering about egg safety not cost.
     
  2. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    I love ups but there are some problems with sending eggs. Ups is a bit unclear on whether eggs are even allowed to be shipped. Under live animals all birds are prohibited but it says nothing about eggs. Someone else said ups does not accept hatching eggs. You could just not mark they were eggs but the 2nd possible problem is that all ups 2day or less shipping options are by air. The eggs would be going on a plane with pressure changes. Some people have said that causes problems. I thought about sending some batches of mutt eggs to people by UPS 2nd day air or 3 day select and seeing how they hatch.

    Most everyone sends eggs usps.
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    USPS!

    I just love "window shopping" on this section of BYC.... especially when I can't sleep.


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  4. I would say its best to ship hatching eggs by USPS
     
  5. pascopol

    pascopol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:All USPS "Priority" shipments go by air also, so if plane is no good for eggs carrier does not matter.

    There is no "best" way to ship eggs.

    Or there is?, put them on a pillow on the back seat of your Cadillac or Lincoln equipped with air shocks, and drive to destination.
     
  6. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The only "best way" I know to deliver eggs is if the hen delivers them herself [​IMG]

    Gate
     
  7. CupidsDelite

    CupidsDelite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't forget to get the windows tinted in the Cadillac, you don't want the eggs getting too hot in the sun! [​IMG]

    My friends and I have had great luck with USPS.
     
  8. DawnSuiter

    DawnSuiter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:All USPS "Priority" shipments go by air also, so if plane is no good for eggs carrier does not matter.

    There is no "best" way to ship eggs.

    Or there is?, put them on a pillow on the back seat of your Cadillac or Lincoln equipped with air shocks, and drive to destination.

    Only long distance Priority Mail packages would go via air.

    And the best way to transport by car is to hang the eggs in a net from your auto ceiling so they do not experience lots of vibration. The next best way is in a bucket of sand on the floor in the back seat.
     
  9. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    Not all priority shipments go by air. They try to send by ground first and only fly them if they won't make it in 2-3 days. However it was posted to a fish forum that frequently ships live fish that the priority mail packages that do end up flying are no longer placed in heated and pressurized cargo holds so if your shipping across country that would not be a difference between ups and usps.
     
  10. mamaKate

    mamaKate Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, everyone, for the info and much needed chuckles.If I could get away, I seriously would make the drive ( MO to IN ). I REALLY want them to hatch. [​IMG]
     

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