shipping of hatching eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by highmountainchick, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. highmountainchick

    highmountainchick In the Brooder

    Mar 26, 2008
    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
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    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!
  3. silkieboxerluv

    silkieboxerluv Songster

    Mar 28, 2008
    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!
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    I'm a firm believer in bubblewrap, lots and LOTS of bubblewrap.
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I can attest to the fact that Speckledhen uses lots of bubblewrap!! [​IMG]
  6. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    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 [​IMG]

    Hope this info helps you a little bit
  7. JimnJanet

    JimnJanet Songster

    Jan 29, 2008
    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. [​IMG]


  8. ae50mag

    ae50mag Songster

    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...

    resident serama flunky
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Oooh, yeah, I especially like the pillow fluff when I have to send them in cold spells! Great insulation!
  10. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Quote:She isn't kidding. It took me 15-20 minutes to unwrap them when I got mine from her [​IMG]

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