I think this forum is the most appropriate considering most of us have purchased shipped eggs at some point. I, for one, have purchased probably 6 or 7 shipments of eggs. Some sellers say they don't want to mark the box as "fragile" because the postmen are more likely to shake them or whatever. But the 2 boxes I purchased most recently that were both marked "fragile, hatching eggs, live embryos" were the best 2 experiences I've had! Box #1 was marked as "live embryos, please don't xray, hatching eggs", they were delivered to me by the post woman a day early. She told me, "I was clocking out when the manager saw your box and said it shouldn't sit here overnight." This was the box that was delivered a DAY EARLY!! Box #2 I just received today. It's marked in the same way, "live embryos, etc." And the mailman just knocked at my door this morning and says, "I didn't know if they could freeze in my truck so I just brought them over." Then later this afternoon he delivered my real mail. So he basically made a special trip. I live in a big suburb of Kansas City and both of these packages came from 2 different stations. One from our main post office and one from the annex. So this isn't one office with nice people.. it's 2 different ones. I just really wanted to share this with you guys! Especially those of you who ship eggs out to people. It's a new perspective for the Seller and as a Buyer, from now on, I will request that the box be marked. I'm off to the Bator now!! Gotta get these new Lavender Orps cookin'!!