Question about shipping eggs

mamaKate

Songster
11 Years
Sep 9, 2008
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SE MO
Is it better to use USPS or UPS? I'm wondering about egg safety not cost.
 

Akane

Crowing
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Jun 15, 2008
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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.
 

Mahonri

Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast
Premium Feather Member
11 Years
May 14, 2008
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My Coop
USPS!

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


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pascopol

Songster
11 Years
Jan 6, 2009
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Tampa Bay
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.
 

CupidsDelite

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Feb 25, 2009
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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!


My friends and I have had great luck with USPS.
 

DawnSuiter

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Jun 3, 2008
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Smoky Mountains - Del Rio,TN
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.
 

Akane

Crowing
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Jun 15, 2008
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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.
 

mamaKate

Songster
11 Years
Sep 9, 2008
1,113
6
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SE MO
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.
 

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