Who all ship hatching eggs

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by La Mike, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. La Mike

    La Mike (Always Slightly Off)

    Nov 20, 2009
    louisiana
    This is to find out who all on BYC ship hatching eggs. I would like to know how many people actually use foams shippers to ship their egg orders out.
    Also have you found it cost effective and easier to use them.
     
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I don't ship with the foam, but I have received eggs in the foam once and none grew. I won't purchase hatching eggs anymore if they are shipped in the foam. I've heard of others also having poor development rates with the foam shippers. I wrap each egg in bubblewrap and use shredded paper.
     
  3. TerriLaChicks

    TerriLaChicks Overrun With Chickens

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    There just was a discussion on the peacock thread about some eggs shipped like that - most of the pea breeders don't like them.
    I don't ship hatching eggs, (well, they could be, since they are fertile) - but I do ship eggs to my friend in NYC about once a month - after trying several methods what works best for me is to use the largest flat rate box, put crumpled newspaper in the bottom, then a layer of large bubble wrap, then I wrap the eggs in small bubblewrap, then top off with large bubble wrap. None broken doing it that way & I've been shipping them for a couple of years to her.

    I did get some hatching eggs in foam one time & they all came in just fine - sure was a big box to put them in though.
     
  4. mamawolf544

    mamawolf544 Unbreakable Heart

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    I have recvd' 2 orders in the foam, 1 nothing hatched. The other I got about a 25% hatch and a broken egg.
    I started to order some but I changed my mind.
     
  5. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    I will stick to bubble wrap (It is also very fun to pop!) because I just don't see how the foam helps...
     
  6. sonjab314

    sonjab314 Constant State of Confusion

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    I received eggs once in foam and while the eggs arrived same and sound, only two eggs developed and hatched. I dont know if it was because of the foam or not. I ship using bubblewrap.
     
  7. Farmerboy16

    Farmerboy16 Rebuilding my Farm

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    I find that eggs that are bubble wrapped, packed in newspaper in a large box do well. I have gotten eggs shipped to me packed in egg carton, and most of the air cells in the eggs ended up scrambled, and cracked. I think bigger the box, the better, cause there is more packing protecting the eggs. I lined the bottom of a box with crumpled newspapers, then put a small box in the center, then pack well with crumpled newspapers around the small box. Then I take the small box out, then neatly fill in the hole with eggs that are bubble wrapped both ways, then put more newspapers on top. [​IMG]
     
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  8. ParadiseFoundFarm

    ParadiseFoundFarm Goddess of Good Things

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    Very interesting feedback on foam!
    I ship weekly and use bubble wrap.
    Good info to share! Thank you!
     
  9. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    I have been using the egg carton method for many years and have no complaints. I may do mine a little different than most, but haven't had a cracked egg in two years now.
     
  10. La Mike

    La Mike (Always Slightly Off)

    Nov 20, 2009
    louisiana
    Interesting. I have been using them and getting good results from the safety and hatch rates so this is really interesting to know others experience.
    I have used several of the methods you all are using with some good and some bad results. I do find it a cheaper and easier way to ship but need more information on this topic. Thanks to all that have replied and hoping for more input. [​IMG]
    Peafowl and goose eggs are a little large for the foam shippers so that is completely understandable there.
     

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