Shipping eggs to a P.O. Box

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LoneCowboy, Dec 14, 2007.

  1. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Songster

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    Anybody have their hatching eggs shipped to a P.O. Box? Does it work well?

    I'm thinking that maybe that might be the better choice. I have a P.O. Box I use for a club mail box, so I don't have to publish my home address all over the internet.

    Since my mail is delivered to my house by a rural delivery person and doesn't get here until 3pm or later, I'm thinking I might be better off having them shipped to my P.O. Box where they sort and deliver mail before 10am, and put your packages in a locker so you can pick them up.

    What do you think? Is this the better way to go, or is there something I'm not thinking about?
  2. fdnick

    fdnick Master Chicken Hoarder

    Aug 22, 2007
    Spokane, Wa.
    All of mine go to a PO, and I ask that my phone number be put on the box and the postal folks call me as soon as they arrive.. It saves them riding around in a postal rig all day [​IMG]
  3. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Songster

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    I have thought of that too but it's been warm here so no need for me to worry about them getting to cold. But I think it's a good idea.
  4. jkcove08

    jkcove08 Songster

    Apr 12, 2007
    Why not just let the PO know that the eggs are coming and to call you. I realize that I am in a little town but that is how I always do it. If I cant come and get them they are delivered out to my house. I dont even have to call anymore and my PO lady will call me and let me know that I have a box marked fragile. I dont know if many people would really want to ship to a PO box. Jenn
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Just had a terrible fiasco with the P.O. assuring one of my customers that they would definitely call her. I have a bright yellow HOLD at P.O. sticker that says Call Customer with the phone number as well. She came home to find the box of eggs dumped in the snow in the driveway, not even on the porch.
    More often than not, they completely ignore my sticker and do what the heck they want. My own P.O. will call me, but I live in a small rural town and they're pretty good about it, but someone else , another customer of mine in a different town, who asked that they be called was told that no way would they call her.
    I just say fill out the HOLD form the P.O. has for the week the eggs are due in. And I have mailed to a P.O. box with no problems.
  6. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    All the hatching eggs I receive come through to my P.O. box, but we are a small rural town......I always tell the postmaster that I am expecting eggs and he takes care of them or calls us early to come pick them up...I have never had a problem.....
  7. chicks rule

    chicks rule Songster

    Apr 10, 2007
    SW MO
    I also have mine shipped to a P.O. Box, just yesterday they called to let me know my eggs were there. Small town also so that may have alot to do with it?
  8. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
    Franklin, TN
    The first time I received shipped eggs, my carrier told me to make sure my phone # was on all future shipments so he could call me so I'd be home waiting for them or I could have him leave them at the PO for me to pick up. Your carrier would probably be willing to do the same. It worked great the next time I got a box with "hatching eggs" printed all over it, not so good when the box had nothing about eggs printed anywhere on it. Franklin's not such a small town anymore, but it seems the rural route carriers are more likely to be rural residents themselves who understand farm life.
  9. kstaven

    kstaven Crowing

    Jan 26, 2007
    BC, Washington Border
    My P.O. calls when I have eggs shipped in to them. Never had a problem using the P.O.
  10. fdnick

    fdnick Master Chicken Hoarder

    Aug 22, 2007
    Spokane, Wa.
    We live in Spokane Wa. (nothing small about Spokane).. and they call me as soon as my eggs arrive for me to go get [​IMG]

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