Shipping Eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chiknhurder, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. chiknhurder

    chiknhurder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is the best way to package and ship fertile eggs? I'll be sending them from Kansas City to Houston.
     
  2. JDchicks

    JDchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. chiknhurder

    chiknhurder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you JDchicks. I appreciate the help. The how to was exactly what I was looking for.
     
  4. Farmer Viola

    Farmer Viola Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The one thing I see wrong in that link is that they have laid the eggs on their sides in the box. They should be sent upright instead.

    Here is a letter created by BYC member ozexpat to egg shippers on how to package:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/attachments/424
     
  5. kizanne

    kizanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree upright and small end down so that they can be set into the incubator with the best air cell and membranes possible. I still let them settle 12 hours after shipping before incubating. I have fairly good hatch rates with shipped eggs even though I only count on 50% when ordering.
     
  6. chiknhurder

    chiknhurder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didn't notice that they were lying on their sides but I wouldn't have shipped them that way anyway. Makes sense to me that if you're supposed to store them large end up then they would probably need to be shipped that way as well since the shipping container is basically a temporary storage container. Thank both of you anyway.

    I was unable to open your attachment, Viola.
     
  7. chiknhurder

    chiknhurder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Double post for some reason.
     
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