Shipping emu eggs

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by farmchick897, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. farmchick897

    farmchick897 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone know how to ship an egg? Anyone interested in emu eggs? I think I'd rather ship them this year than hatch more chicks.
     
  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    You can practice by sending one to me. [​IMG]
     
  3. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I think Flate rate boxes are the way to go, since they are soooo heavy. Lots of bubble wrap and packing peanuts etc... but at least Emu eggs are a lot stronger than chicken eggs. [​IMG]
     
  4. dak

    dak geek dvm

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    ME, ME, ME!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  5. Emuhatcher

    Emuhatcher New Egg

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    farmchick897 what state are you located in?

    You might want to be careful about shipping it anything other then "ground". If it got on a plane this time of year it might freeze.
     
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  6. farmchick897

    farmchick897 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hubby wants to hatch again. I guess he forgave the last batch of chicks when one of them sliced his hand open and required ER visit and stitches. [​IMG]
    We brought the breeding pair of emus in the barn last year and kept the eggs close to a heat lamp until they got a clutch and started sitting. My question this year would be, can I gather the eggs and keep them from freezing until I get a clutch and then put the emus in the barn with their eggs or would they not sit on them if you touch them or take them away?? I would hate to spend days collecting and then they won't sit.
     
  7. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I got my first egg earlier in the week...... waiting for her to lay another. [​IMG] It went straight in the bator... hehe
     
  8. noriko

    noriko Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm interested in them, let me know a price and how many are available. I got all set for them over the summer but its hard to find them in PA. Please PM me when you know what you decide on doing. Thank you, John.
     
  9. farmchick897

    farmchick897 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had a freeze last night so any eggs not found in the pasture will be cracked now. I have the one egg in the house but if this is the first egg of the season it might not be good? I plan to put the emus up in the barn by January so between now and then any eggs can be shipped. I don't know what a fair price for eggs would be so I'm open for offers.
     
  10. farmchick897

    farmchick897 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got egg #2. It's dirty, can I wash it off or does it have protection like chicken egg?
     

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