Shipped eggs..

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Bryam, Feb 22, 2015.

  1. Bryam

    Bryam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, I am just curious. Those of you in the United States, if shipped hatching eggs are priority mailed out on a Friday and it takes 2-3 DAYS To arrive. Does the mail still move on the Sunday? Arrive on the MONDAY? Or would the mail need 3 actual business days to arrive?

    Lol, maybe it is a bad idea to have eggs shipped out on a Friday?

    Experiences are most welcome!
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2015
  2. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mail on Sunday-HA! No mail on Sunday, or any holiday they can take off. Best to have eggs shipped on Monday. [​IMG]
     
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  3. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Fridays are not a good day to ship eggs.
     
  4. Bryam

    Bryam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anybody bought shipped eggs during the cold weather -6 C? Do the eggs arrive okay?
     
  5. feedman77

    feedman77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bought a dozen turkey eggs off ebay. They were double boxed and temp was 0 degrees f. When they were delivered. They are in bator now. I had 2 clears and the other 10 are all developing.

    2nd batch got 9 eggs. Temp was 5 when delivered. This batch is in bator only 5 days but all appear clear. Will candle at 10 days. But not holding much hope. If they don't develop I cannot say for certain if it was bad eggs. Bad shipping ( rough) as 1 egg was broken in transit or the weather.
     
  6. Bryam

    Bryam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are there negative side affects for the eggs, if you ship them in cold weather with a heating pad? Maybe they will get too warm in the box and start developing? Then die...in transit.
     
  7. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    I have seen at least one person questioning whether the heat pack in with their shipped eggs caused development to start while in transit, so I wouldn't be surprised if it was possible.
     
  8. 66stang

    66stang Just Hatched

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    We bought 48 eggs first part of Dec. We had 4 hatch. We will never buy eggs in the winter again. We also bought 42 live chicks in Jan. Only 15 survived that cold ordeal. We only live 2 hours from a hatchery. So now on we pick up the live chicks ourselves.
     

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