Shipping Eggs with Poly-foam

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by NateinFL, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. NateinFL

    NateinFL Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I recently received a set of eggs from a seller on ebay, came in with air cells all messed up, really bad, most had floating bubbles in them [​IMG]. They were shipped in an egg carton, lightly padded with newspaper around the carton.

    The seller is offering to reship with Poly-foam if I pay for the material which I wouldn't mind doing so long as it works...

    Please share your experiences on dealing with this material and is there a considerable difference in the condition of the eggs upon arrival?

    Thanks!

    I did a few searches on here but couldn't find where anyone said, "Hey, I got my eggs and this stuff is Great!." Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Misssc

    Misssc Out Of The Brooder

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    I received eggs from ebay shipped with this material this year. This is how they arrived.
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    The seller reshipped eggs to me in a smaller box once again in the foam and all the eggs came in good shape and five out of six developed.
     
  3. NateinFL

    NateinFL Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] OH now see that is what I was afraid of!

    Anyone else have experience using foam?
     
  4. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    If a USPS worker decides to engage in a "playful" game of "shake until you break", then NO amount of packing material will protect the eggs. IMO, the main thing the poly-foam does is hold the eggs in an upright position...but the actual protection it provides is no better than bubble bags. Poly-foam, or any other packing material, is not going to protect the eggs against a box that is being smashed or crushed or shaken. But that's just my opinion. [​IMG]
     
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  5. NateinFL

    NateinFL Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I understand that the boxes are mistreated. I am specifically looking for results from eggs shipped with this poly-foam. I don't want to shell out more money for shipping and what not if it's not going to give me any better results. I personally prefer bubble wrap, but the seller won't do that for me.
     
  6. Misssc

    Misssc Out Of The Brooder

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    If they don't want an extreme amount to reship I probably would. My reshipment came in great shape (although it was tricky trying to get them out without breaking them). I hope to have chicks on the 20th.
     
  7. Nimby Chickens

    Nimby Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had eggs shipped to me in polyfoam, and I gotta say I really liked it.

    No mess or peanuts or newspaper everywhere, this seller (fowlrus1 on eBay) double-boxed my eggs, sent 18 and 11 hatched! They came all the way from Texas too. I really liked the polyfoam, there were no cracks or anything.

    So in my opinion, definitely one of the best ways to ship eggs - but don't pay too much for it or anything, the stuff should be fairly cheap. My shipping costs of 18 eggs was just under $15.

    EDITED to say that that was the first time I ever hatched any eggs, so more probably would have hatched if I hadn't been a rank newb.
     
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  8. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I had silkie eggs shipped in poly-foam last year and none grew. I won't be purchasing any more eggs if the seller ship sin poly-foam. I believe the only way to ship eggs is by bubblewrapping each egg.
     
  9. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Two completely opposite opinions. LOL!
     
  10. BayouPoules

    BayouPoules Chillin' With My Peeps

    I love the poly foam,.. but the poly foam I tot my eggs in was deeper that what I see in Misssc's picture. the egg was really protected top and bottom,.. also,. I like not having to deal with getting the egg out of taped bubble wrap,. I once cracked an egg myself trying to fee an overly taped egg. I got my poly-foam from fowlrus here on BYC and liked it so much I had her send some to aveca so she could mail me some of her awesome Aussie eggs,.. I agree that a nasty postal worker can damage any package,. but I felt better with the foam,.. just my humble opinion.
     

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