what's the best way to pack hatching eggs for shipment?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tazzy, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. tazzy

    tazzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What's the best way to pack hatching eggs for shipment to ensure they arrive safely? I'm thinking tons of bubble wrap - at least 4-5 layers or more, around the egg carton. And then newspaper wadded up in a box and the carton of eggs nestled on top of the newspaper, with more on top of the carton.

    Does that sound about right? Or am I missing something? No one wraps each egg individually, do they? They wouldn't fit in the carton that way.

    Thanks!
     
  2. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

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    I've seen many poeple that pack their eggs individually and fit okay in the egg carton. Its ussually a little open, but prevents the eggs from mooving too much around the box.
     
  3. HobokenChickenEmergency

    HobokenChickenEmergency Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got some today that were packed so good, not one was broken.

    The seller wrapped each egg in paper towel so they wouldn't budge and put them in a cardboard carton. Then he wrapped the carton in 3 sheets of bubble wrap and taped it up. Then it was packed in the box with newspaper so it couldn't move.

    I also heard of using sawdust or shavings to pack into the carton with the eggs, but I haven't seen it done yet. I imagine that would be awfully messy to unpack.
     
  4. ghulst

    ghulst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The best way is pack in sawdust insite a paper egg carton and duck tape shut. tighter the better. I have shipped 1000's over the years with very few broken.
     
  5. tazzy

    tazzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks! I searched for the topic after I posted and found all sorts of suggestions and methods. Now I'm trying to figure out which one is best. They all sound good!
     

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