when is it too cold to ship eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Wendy'sChicksRock, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. Wendy'sChicksRock

    Wendy'sChicksRock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also, when do you all stop hatching for the winter ? or do you hatch all year?
     
  2. Hi Wendy! I guess it depends on where you are, how well the eggs are insulated in their wrapping/packing box, how well you trust usps to handle a box marked PERISHABLE as perishable, how often you can collect eggs in freezing (or near 'bout) temperatures, and how much chick down/dust you are willing to put up with all winter.
    I hatch here year-round.
    Good luck!
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    Lisa
     
  3. iluvsedward

    iluvsedward Overrun With Chickens

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    i heard somewere 40 to 80 degrees is the limmet
     
  4. Mofarmgirl

    Mofarmgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been wondering that myself(shipping)...I would say between 40-80 sounds right. I hatch all year if the girls lay, but it depends on if you have a warm brooder area outside or inside? I have a good area in my basement for peeps/incubators.
     

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