Why such poor egg packing?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Ron, May 12, 2008.

  1. Ron

    Ron Songster

    Feb 22, 2008
    Southeast Texas
    Just got a dozen hatching eggs. 5 out of 12 were smashed. In my opinion, they were very poorly packed: they were in a styrafoam egg carton, with just a little padding paper placed on top of eggs before carton closed; carton not even taped shut; put in a square flat USPS box with just some paper and bubble wrap stuffed in to keep carton from bouncing around! Not even bubble wrap around carton! How in the world did the shipper think they wouldn't bounce arouind. Why would a frequent shipper not do a better job? I haven't contacted him yet; I want to cool down a bit. Very similar to photos on this site a couple of weeks ago with runny egg all over the package. THANKS FOR LETTING ME VENT!!!!
  2. shortcake1806

    shortcake1806 Sassy McSassington

    Sep 11, 2007
    Wow, I'm suprised that many made it intact. You're right a regular shipper should have known better.
  3. kartking22

    kartking22 Songster

    Jan 12, 2008
    Some people just dont care. Inexperience with shipping eggs may be a factor too. We have shipped over 2500 eggs with a report of two broken. I feel that the ratio is very good. [​IMG] If buying eggs, check thier feedback or ask how they pack thier eggs before buying them. Another option is to request that they pack them according to your criteria. If they refuse, don't buy from them. If selling, I'll gladly instruct you to get your eggs to thier destination without any broken eggs. It's very simple and low cost packing.
  4. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    West Tn
    That is unacceptable. You get a refund. I know the P.O. can do horrible things,but anty sensible person should no better.
  5. Ron

    Ron Songster

    Feb 22, 2008
    Southeast Texas
    Yes, I have gotten eggs before, individually wrapped in bubble wrap without a single egg broken! This should be the standard way to ship them, in my opinion.
  6. mullers3acers

    mullers3acers Songster

    Oct 9, 2007
    la porte, In
    I had some eggs shipped to me recently and the eggs were wrapped in foil, then in bubble wrap,surrounded by pink foam and they arrived unharmed.The person who sent them knew what they were doing. I'm sorry that the person who sent you yours was not as careful.
    Last edited: May 13, 2008
  7. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
    Quote:There still has to be a method to wrapping and packing. Just putting them in bubble wrap does not mean they are packed correctly.

    I have had eggs arrive in bubble wrap all stacked on top of each other and most of the eggs on the bottom were cracked.

    I feel they need to be shipped with the air cell up and each egg needs to be set so that they are secure and do not move.

    They can also arrive intact, but the air cells are damaged. Packing is a very important process and one must use some gray matter to do it correctly.
  8. Ron

    Ron Songster

    Feb 22, 2008
    Southeast Texas
    Thanks for the responses and good advice on egg packing!
  9. JimnJanet

    JimnJanet Songster

    Jan 29, 2008
    S.W Pa.
    Quote:'scuse my ignorance...why the foil ?
  10. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
    I got eggs from a BYCer who just tossed them in with peanuts-no wrapping or carton! I'm sorry this happened to you-I know that I felt like I had been ripped off. I contacted the guy, and as someone above said, he just didn't care and didn't see anything wrong with it. Now I ask people exactly what they do to pack eggs fo shipping. Lesson learned!

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