Shipping goose eggs

Discussion in 'Geese' started by horsefeather, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. horsefeather

    horsefeather Out Of The Brooder

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    I have someone interested in purchasing 5 or 6 of my Sebastonbol eggs. Can someone here direct me to a place that explains how to ship? I have not done any shipping before.
    Thanks,
    Pam
     
  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would guess that it's the same as shipping chicken eggs. Just need a bigger box. Wrap each egg individually, some use toilet paper, others use bubble wrap. Then make sure they are padded and separated in the box, very well. Since I don't know if they make egg cartons that size. I could only guess to put them in the box pointed end down with as much padding as you possibly can.
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    For goose eggs it's better if you use the large-bubble (1") bubble wrap, they'll pop the bubbles on the smaller wrap themselves if the box gets jostled. For that many eggs, you'll probably want to use a large flat-rate box from the USPS, it would probably be cheaper than shipping regular priority prices.

    Wrap each egg individually in the large-bubble bubble wrap so that all sides are covered. Put crumpled or shredded paper in the bottom of the box, then put the eggs in. You don't want the eggs touching the sides of the box or each other, but especially not the sides of the box! Pack all around and in-between the eggs with paper. You'll want to have a good layer of paper on top of the eggs as well.

    ETA: Lay the eggs on their sides, they won't fit in the box pointy-end down.
     
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  4. lone oak

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    done a wonderful job packageing. i would have never guessed it was the first time. not one egg damaged in any way.
     
  5. The Duck ABC's

    The Duck ABC's Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Use egg cartons so they will not shift during the shipping. Shifting is usually what damages. eggcartons.com sells goose egg cartons. They are made out of plastic but they do have air slots so the egg can breath. I would wrap each egg in a cleenex so it will not move in the carton. Then fill the box with pine shavings tightly with the box inside of it. The pine shavings will absorb shock and control the temperature as an insulator. In the event of a break they will also absorb the liquid. Use dividers in your box if you choose to use the bubble wrap instead. Bubble wrap does cushion, but it also allows movement, which also means breakage. I would still use pine shavings packed in tightly, if you use bubble wrap. I have been shipping duck eggs in goose egg cartons with pine shaving inside of the carton and around it for a while now. I have no broken eggs nor do I have separated air sacks. Also get the medium and large sized Flat Rate Priority mail boxes for shipping. The Regional A Priority Mail flat rate box is phantastic for shipping cost. It holds 6 eggs and ships at a 2 pound rate. The Regional B Priority Mail flat rate box holds twice that much at a 4 pound rate. The Regional boxes are only available for commercial shippers, that is the down side.
     
  6. horsefeather

    horsefeather Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you all for the answers. I shall ship the eggs tomorrow.[​IMG]
    Pam
     

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