I hope it is ok that I open a discussion on this issue. I think there are many people out there that do not understand the risks of shipping hatching eggs. I would also like others input on the matter. From what I have learned through the 4 years that I have been shipping and buying hatching eggs is that its a gamble every time. I just want people to understand that there is absolutely no way that we (the egg sellers or egg buyers) have any control of what happens to the eggs once they leave our hands. I personally have found a method that gets the eggs there all in one piece. That to me says that I am doing my job. If the eggs arrive all intact then the seller has fulfilled his/her duty to the customer. We as sellers have no control over weather the eggs get x rayed, dropped, shaken, or what have you along the way. Many of these hazards will deem the eggs unhatchable. Then there is the whole incubation procees, which we all know, can go wrong even when we think we have done everything right. I have all this listed on my website along with pictures of my actual packing process (if anyone is interested). I also have a little secret to my success with getting the eggs there all in one piece! Its the smaller boxes! these boxes, because they are small get loaded on to the truck last! When they load the trucks, the bigger heavier things go on the bottom! so they are less likely to get crushed. I would absolutely LOVE to hear what others have to say about this, or any tips to help our little eggies to arrive safe and sound! I personally am trying to do my best every time I send out a package of eggs. I have tried many things through the years, but always come back to the same old way. For me its the best way to get them there all in one piece.