what is your average weight when shipping eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by Country Living Farm, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. Country Living Farm

    Country Living Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Florida
    What is you average wieght when shipping eggs. Please put amount of eggs and price? If you ship out duck eggs do that too. I am trying to see, if my packages weight to much. I think I over stuff!!!

    For me 6 pekin eggs is about 3 pounds and 12 is about 3.4 pounds
    Chicken eggs for 12 is about 2-3 pounds.

    The reason I ask, is I just received 7 chicken eggs and the package was only 1 POUND!!!!!!!!!! It was popcorn and bubble wrap....

    I use paper, plastic bags, bubble wrap and lots of tape to keep everything in one spot.
     
  2. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    unless i'm sending more than 18 lg eggs I'm less then a Lb. you really can't judge price because it also depends where the box is going, I sent 2 boxes once the lighter one was going farther away it cost more, than the heaver closer one, I just sent 19 serama to MO from WI and it was $5.75
     
  3. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    all of my boxes weigh at least 3 lbs or more (usually more) I just use the flat rate medium boxes and am done with it. I double box or reinforse my boxes and use a lot of packing material so they have weight to them. I have received packages that arrived unbroken in very little packaging just some tissue, in a carton, and newspaper and had ok hatches.
     
  4. tamsflock

    tamsflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I usually do 8 eggs in the 7x7x7 box they usually run 1lb 4-6 oz. If I do a doz I put them in the flat rate box pay on line and its 9.80 rather than the 10.35 at the post office
     
  5. houndit

    houndit There is no H or F in Orpington!

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    1 dozen to 18 seem to run pretty close to 3 pounds.
     
  6. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
    Thomson, GA
    If I send 6-8 eggs, I use a 7x7x6 box and it is usually just over a pound. But if I have more eggs, I use the larger boxes. Really it just depends. I want the boxes stuffed good and tight so the eggs can't move, so I don't worry about how much stuffing I put in them, or how much it is going to weigh or cost, I just want them to get there without breakage.
     
  7. Fowl Visions

    Fowl Visions Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I send a dozen it usually runs 3 to 4 lbs. I just sent out 8 eggs in a shoebox priority box today and it weighed 1.8 lbs. It really depends on how much packaging and size of the box. As yet I have not had any eggs break so I continue to keep the box filled with packaging as I have gotten good results.
     

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