Shipping

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by LDR2, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. LDR2

    LDR2 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm buying peafowl hatching eggs and want to make sure they get here safe. Should they be sent through USPS, UPS or FedEx?
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    I think everyone ships hatching eggs USPS.
    I know the others don't ship live animals.
     
  3. Garden Peas

    Garden Peas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I tried an express shipper one time; have had more success with eggs through the postal service (USPS) -- so despite the bad press on them for other things, they have done a good job for me with eggs I've bought and hatched.
     
  4. Midnightman14

    Midnightman14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you do get them via post let the eggs sit for about 24 hours before putting them under a hen or in an incubator. Shipping is really rough on eggs so to give them a better chance of hatching giving a little settle time helps.
     
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  5. LDR2

    LDR2 Out Of The Brooder

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    I ended up using UPS to ship my eggs "2 Days Air." No broken eggs (Thank god) and I let them rest for 24 hrs at a 45 degree angle. I'm so excited. My parents don't understand my level of excitement :D. Only you guys.
     
  6. DylansMom

    DylansMom RIP 1969-2017

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    I have had both successes and failures with shipped eggs so I wish you lots of luck. And I get the excitement thing completely, welcome to the addicted to Peas club!
     
  7. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    I have also read that some people will not turn the eggs for a couple of days after setting in the incubator. Good luck, this is how we learn to buy chicks instead of eggs. [​IMG]
     
  8. barkerg

    barkerg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    "Fragile eggs, handle with care"= kick me please. Thats the only thing that bothers me as some people are just mean.[​IMG].

    Gerald Barker
     
  9. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    Try 'FRAGILE! LIVE EMBRYOS'!!!
     
  10. LDR2

    LDR2 Out Of The Brooder

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    I've seen a couple of the peafowl eggs develop veins. The only problem i'm having is the egg shell thickness my 135 lumen barely shows me a hint of the veins. What type of led flashlight do I need 300? 500? 1,000? To be able to see clearer.
     

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