Transporting Fertile Eggs - Will they survive?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by quailme, Sep 15, 2014.

  1. quailme

    quailme Out Of The Brooder

    12
    0
    22
    Sep 13, 2014
    I want to import some fertile quail eggs to the Middle East from US or UK, if I do this through a normal courier are any likely survive in a viable state. Tempratures en route are likely to vary from 10(aircraft hold) to 30deg C (if left outside)

    I am looking for Jumbo Brown, harlequin and Japanese.
     
  2. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    All you can do is try. Who knows? You'll want to choose the country that has the quickest shipping times and if possible the least number of transfers (from trucks to planes etc.) as well as the route that will have the eggs Xray'd the fewest times.

    Temp, humidity, and xray machines can all affect the embryo. As well as rough handling or being placed upside down.

    You have a lot of factors to consider.
     
  3. GrandmaBird

    GrandmaBird Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,277
    32
    151
    May 28, 2012
    Colorado
    Is that legal???
     
  4. quailme

    quailme Out Of The Brooder

    12
    0
    22
    Sep 13, 2014
    Need to get an import licence I will need to check. There are Jumbo Quail eggs here in the supermarket may try to hatch them I hear it is possible.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by