Question about shipping eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by seabreeze, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. seabreeze

    seabreeze Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,

    I realize that most folks shipping eggs prefer to do it on Mon-Wed at the latest so the eggs don't sit over the weekend in the post office. I recently won an auction for some eggs about a week ago and they were just sent to me today priority mail!! That makes me very nervous because priority usually takes 3 days and of course that puts them at the PO on Saturday and they are going to sit in the PO over the entire weekend, in an uncontrolled environment. so basically I'm out of luck? If they don't hatch, the shipper can say it was postal handlers rough handling when in fact it could be uneven temperatures.

    Any comments or suggestions? I'm really upset! My Monday is jam packed and I have NO way of getting to the post office until the afternoon, I was hoping they would have arrived on Friday. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. hallerlake

    hallerlake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's more important that chicks get to their destination quickly than eggs. A couple of days sitting at room temperature or cooler is not likely to be a big problem. Heat spikes are more dangerous, but Oregon doesn't get a lot of those in March.
     
  3. lotzahenz

    lotzahenz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    Hi Sea,

    I have read that the post office keeps moving mail all weekend long and it is just the public part that is not open. I have had chicks come in on a Sunday and they call me to come to the back door and pick them up. I think that once in the system, they keep moving along until they reach their destination, night and day.
     
  4. seabreeze

    seabreeze Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, thanks everyone! Several folks have told me they ship first 3 days of the week to make sure eggs (and chicks) aren't stuck at the PO all weekend long! I will pop in there tomorrow and give them a heads' up that Sat. delivery may occur and to give me a jingle.
     

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