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Resending shipped eggs, when P.O. broke them???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by KateBeauchemin, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. KateBeauchemin

    KateBeauchemin Songster

    Feb 21, 2010
    Wanted some opinions on shipping eggs... I've been shipping for a few months, and all last year, as well.

    Before Xmas i was having problems with my hatching eggs arriving, cracked or broken. (flat rate medium boxes)

    After the holidays were over, I went 2 weeks and nothing got broken to 12 different buyers, all over the U.S. From Florida - California.

    But, has anyone had the experience that certain places seem to break them more often then not? Last week I had one 2 states away, like 200 miles only, broke alot of them, and out east to DE, which i've never shipped to, broke all but 2.

    I send them all the same way. Just wanted some people opinions.
    I'm resending eggs, with them paying just shipping, but if it happens a second time, then what should I do???
    I've never had this happen this great extent.

    Thanks in advance and blessings!

  2. Funky Feathers

    Funky Feathers former Fattie

    Jan 15, 2009
    My Coop
    Every single time I bought eggs from NY (to MD) they arrived smashed. All 4 times. I will never buy eggs from anyone in NY again, apparently there is a problem p.o. up there. [​IMG]
  3. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hooker, OK
    I have shipped all over as well...mostly without issue...I was shipping real regular to one person...last time I shipped to them...just about everything broke...nothing changed on my end...odds caught up with me

    sorry I know that doesn't help but sprinkle some juju water over them and maybe that will work
  4. Hi! My first question would be how are you wrapping and packing to get so many broken eggs?
    I wrap and pack like this and never a broken egg since I started in '06.
    Broken eggs in shipping makes me think you might want to rethink your wrapping and packing.
    Good luck!
  5. BooBear

    BooBear Chicken Cuddler

    Oct 7, 2010
    Conroe, Texas
    The USPS is very rough.
    They did a number on the eggs I purchased this month (3 smashed and the rest over shaken).
    The best the seller can do is pack well. Once it is in the hands of the USPS anything can happen. The seller should not be held responsible for damage caused by the USPS.
    Do you not put this in your sell claus? If not you should or you will be constantly replacing damaged goods.
  6. jason_mazzy

    jason_mazzy Songster

    Jan 7, 2011
    Quote:Thank you for your helpful page. It looks like you take alot of care to protect your eggs.
  7. BooBear

    BooBear Chicken Cuddler

    Oct 7, 2010
    Conroe, Texas
    Quote:Nice packing. [​IMG]

  8. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    West Tn
    So much can depend on packaging, but the USPS has final say on how they will arrive. I ship from our small P.O. and have very good luck. They go on the truck last and there is not volume shipping. Most of the time,if the eggs are individualy bubble wrapped and are cushioned well, they will arrive safely. i also mark mine "live embryos". I don't know if that helps.
  9. dmiravalle

    dmiravalle Songster

    Dec 23, 2010
    Foresthill, CA
    has anyone tried insuring their eggs? What were the results with USPS if you did and had broken eggs?
  10. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I can tell you this. Any seller I have purchased eggs from that that post office was at fault for damage has ALWAYS resent eggs to me without my requesting them.

    As for post offices around the nation, a person would have to know the route that was being taken to determine where the problem lies.

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