I started something here trying to promote the old time Standard Breed Poutlry then we found a old strain of Barred Rocks from Frank Reese and every buddy is going nuts over them. We have two to three people who wish to send eggs to us as customers and the big questons is what on earth is the best way to ship these eggs to try to just improve the percetage of eggs hatching. Many of us have had poor hatches of say 15 to 20% hatch. Some have had better. Here are some questions:
How do we pack these eggs?
What kind of box should we use?
Should we use egg cartons to pack them in?
What should we write on the out side of the box?
What kind of filler do we use in the box newspaper, shreaded paper, bubble wrap, or peanut foam?
Should we write Hatching Eggs on the outside of the box or can this put a Vidoo curse on the box?
Should we let the eggs rest 24 hours befor we put them in the incubator?
What days are the best to ship?
These are just a few questions that have been asked by me over the years. I have had good luck shiping my eggs by UPS ground vs USPS.
Help us out there you Back Yard Poultry Specialists. We need pictures or web sites with pictures on this thread.
What we will do here is get a whole bunch of ideas and then we can pick the methods that we think will work for us. This is a brain stroming Thread and all imput even negative needs to be written. We can learn from our mistakes just as we can learn from your success stories. Imput from the buyer is just as good as the person who ships the eggs.
If we are going to share or HERITAGE Standard Breed Large Fowl with others over the next few years like folks who share Heriloom garden seeds with each other. We need a fool proof method to ship them. These gardeners have methods that they use and mail seeds to each other for years we can to.
Look forward to this new chapter of our Bring back the Standard Large Fowl Poulty to America that has almost beeen lost to God knows what reasons.