weird shipping eggs technique!! interesting!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by joe17, Nov 28, 2009.

  1. joe17

    joe17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2009
    Louisiana
    [​IMG] Have you ever heard of shipping eggs in bird feed or start and grow? Someone at the feedstore says that they bought hatching eggs from Japan and they came in bird feed. He was confused. All of the eggs hatched! I order eggs from a state away and the eggs still never hatched. Have you ever tried shipping this way before?? [​IMG]
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    In bird feed?

    Cut my ears off, I've heard it all now.
     
  3. Slywoody

    Slywoody Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Never heard of it but, it makes sense. I wonder if they could ship eggs to the states from France or Malaysia??? Anyone?? [​IMG]
     
  4. mulia24

    mulia24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    what? you've ordered egg from japan and it still hatch? how long it took to get from japan to US?

    i need to get some egg from US to start silkie/amercauna/whatever breed here. [​IMG]

    well, perhaps i can get it from japan since japan is nearer to me than US [​IMG]
     
  5. MuranoFarms

    MuranoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2009
    Boyers, Pa
    I imagine the shipping charges would be at least double because of the weight. A shipping box full of bird feed isn't light.

    Maybe that's a way around customs...hmmmm. Especially if its marked 'bird feed'. It's not food grade so it wouldn't need inspected. Interesting. Wonder if that works to Canada? [​IMG]
     

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