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

    Aug 8, 2010
    Oakland county ,MI
    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!
  3. iluvsedward

    iluvsedward Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 19, 2010
    Calvert county MD
    i heard somewere 40 to 80 degrees is the limmet
  4. Mofarmgirl

    Mofarmgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 17, 2010
    S.E. Missouri
    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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