Shipping duck eggs that wont fit in a carton.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Squishychicken, Mar 21, 2019.

  1. Squishychicken

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    I'm mailing hatching duck eggs. They hardly fit in the carton as it is. But wrapped with bubble wrap the cat in wont close.... how should I pack them....I need to ship them out today so answers are needed
     
  2. FishMtFarm

    FishMtFarm Emu whisperer

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    I would cut the lid off and then place it on top of the eggs and tape it. There will obviously be a space between the top and bottom of the carton but it will stabilize the eggs and tape will secure it. I use packing tape. Then wrap the carton in some bubble wrap.
     
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  3. Squishychicken

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    Should I still wrap the eggs with a layer of bubble wrap?

    My plan is to wrap the eggs individually in bubble wrap whatever is space is left between the eggs fill with stuff dunno what yet but fluffy impact absorbing stuff. And then wrap the carton in bubble wrap and then put it in a box fill the space in the box with more abosbing material.
     
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  4. FishMtFarm

    FishMtFarm Emu whisperer

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    Sorry, I got busy at work. What did you end up doing?
     
  5. Squishychicken

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    It's ok. I cut the carton. Wrapped each egg in bubble wrap put them in the carton tapped the carton shut. Wrapped I'm the bubble wrap. Filled the extra space in the box with bubble wrap and tapped the box shut.

    Nothing moves theres no jiggling or noises so I think I'm good
     
  6. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    Are you aware of state laws for shipping hatching eggs?
     
  7. Squishychicken

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    No....
     
  8. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    What state are you in and which state do you want to ship too?
    I'll show you details.
     
  9. FishMtFarm

    FishMtFarm Emu whisperer

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    Even if your not aware of the laws and aren’t NPIP, I wouldn’t worry as hundreds to thousands of people on eBay sell and ship eggs that aren’t NPIP. However if you plan to do this long term, NPIP certification is a good idea and is very easy to get.
     
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  10. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    False security IMO.
    They only test for a fraction of the possible diseases,
    the main one being pullorum which is pretty much 'extinct' because of the NPIP program and why it was created.
     
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