shipping of hatching eggs

highmountainchick

In the Brooder
11 Years
Mar 26, 2008
98
1
41
Greetings all!

I would like to start hatching some eggs, never tried this before. How have your hatching eggs been sent to you before? What and how are they wrapped? I have heard that shipping eggs can be lethal to the vitality of eggs, anybody have any ideas on the best way to wrap an egg before it's sent? Thanks for the help
 

Katy

Flock Mistress
12 Years
Jun 29, 2007
16,317
73
331
Kansas~50+ yrs of chickens
Welcome to BYC!

I've had a lot of eggs shipped to me and there is a risk with doing it, but a lot of times it's the only way to get the breed and quality of birds I want. My hatches from those shipped eggs have varied from 0 out of 18 to 11 out of 16. I have found the closer and less miles they need to travel the better off you're probably going to be. There are as many ways to wrap them for shipping as there are those who ship. Some much better than others!! To me the best way is each wrapped individually in bubble wrap and then nestled in a nest of shredded paper with more bubble wrap around that.

Good luck!
 

silkieboxerluv

Songster
11 Years
Mar 28, 2008
111
1
134
I am new also at everything shipping incubating and such but the only way so far I have gotten eggs to incubate was on Ebay. Monday will be day 21 on the first batch. Out of 12 eggs-4 were demolished from shipping-they didnt individaully wrap eggs and only put shredded paper around the actual egg carton. Im looking at 6 to hatch-fingers crossed. Since the first batch we gotten better shipping care-all eggs were individually bubble wrapped. That seems to be the way to go. I just got a shippment of turkey eggs (18) and not a crack. BUBBLE WRAP works wonders!
 

hypnofrogstevie

chick magnet
12 Years
Jul 12, 2007
7,365
15
261
Newton NJ
I am on my 7th set of hatching eggs. The first thing is the persons reputation. You dont want to buy from someone who is not honest or poor packaging. I mostly buy on here and have great results. Also dont be afriad to put out extra for a reliable bator


Hope this info helps you a little bit
 

JimnJanet

Songster
11 Years
Jan 29, 2008
537
1
159
S.W Pa.
Here are the first eggs i ever ordered, (from here i might add), and as you can see, all arrived healthy and well.
No if i could only git dis schtinkink bator to stabilize and git 'em in it.




 

ae50mag

Songster
12 Years
Nov 2, 2007
391
0
139
fairplay, south carolina
bubble wrap and pillow fluff, from the craft store..... the best way i have found to do it..

works great and very rare to break one, even if box is dropped,kicked, runover,lol --you know normal usps package handling...


frank
resident serama flunky
 

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